Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Saint Acca of Hexham – Saint of the Day – October 20, February 19

Saint Acca of Hexham Biography

Saint Acca of Hexham Profile. Born: 660 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 20 October 742 in Whithorn, Galloway, Scotland. Feast Day is celebrated on October 20, February 19.

The Memorial of Saint Acca of Hexham – Saint of the Day

Saint Acca of Hexham Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 660 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Missionary
Place of Work England
Date of Death 20 October 742
Place of Death Whithorn, Galloway, Scotland
Feast Day October 20, February 19
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of learning

Saint Acca of Hexham Biography

Saint Acca of Hexham experienced childhood in the family unit of Saint Bosa of York, and turned into his otherworldly understudy, assistant, and voyaging buddy. Benedictine priest. Dear companion of and clergyman to Saint Wilfrid, and went with him on excursions to the mainland. Companion of the Venerable Bede, who devoted a portion of his works to Acca. Abbot of Saint Andrews at Hexham, England in 709, designated by Saint Wilfrid just before that sacred man passed on. Religious administrator of Hexham.

Constructed places of worship, and re-furnished the chief church at Hexham. Had a lovely performing voice, and supported the recovery of vocal music in British ceremony. First English prelate to speak to the Vatican in a contest. Accepted the Church in England should have been progressively similar to Rome in ritualistic structure. Book of scriptures researcher with an enormous religious library who provided data for Bede’s Ecclesiastical History.

Political interests prompted ruler Ceolwulf of Northumbria being seized in 731, and compelled to enter a cloister. Ceolwulf’s supporters later reestablished him to the position of royalty, and Acca was banished, which presumably shows his association in the overthrow. A few records infer that he fled west, and was named cleric of Whithorn.

St. Acca of Hexham
St. Acca of Hexham