Saint of the Day – October 12 – Saint Edwin of Northumbria, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of Saint Edwin of Northumbria

Saint Edwin of Northumbria is the Patron Saint of 1. Converts;
2. Hoboes;
3. Homeless people;
4. Kings;
5. Parents of large families

Saint Edwin of Northumbria Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Saint Edwin of Northumbria brief life History

Date of Birth 586 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Married People who became Saints
Profession King of Deira and Bernicia England
Place of Work Northumbria, England
Date of Death 12 October 633
Place of Death Northumbria, England
Feast Day October 12
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Converts;
2. Hoboes;
3. Homeless people;
4. Kings;
5. Parents of large families

Saint Edwin of Northumbria Short life History

Saint Edwin of Northumbria is also known as

• Edwin of Bernicia
• Edwin of Deira
• Edwin the King
• Aeduini, Eadwine, Aeduini

He was a prince, born a pagan, the son of King Ella of Northumbria. King of Northumbria from 616 to 633. Married to Saint Ethelburga of Kent. Adult convert to Christianity, baptized in 627 by Saint Paulinus of York; first Christian King of Northumbria.

Father of Saint Eanfleda of Whitby and Saint Edwen of Northumbria. Great-uncle of Saint Hilda of Whitby. Grandfather of Saint Elfleda. Worked for the evangelization of his people. Listed as a martyr as he died in battle with the pagan king, Penda of Mercia, an enemy of the Faith.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

“It is told that at the time there was so much peace in Britannia, that whenever King Edwin’s power extended, as is said proverbially right up to today, even if a woman with a recently born child wanted to walk across the whole island, from sea to sea, she could do so without anyone harming her.”