Thursday, June 4, 2020

St Almedha – Feast Day: August 1 – Saint of the Day

St Almedha Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

St Almedha Profile. Born: 6th Century in the United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Welsh. Died: 6th Century in Brecon, Wales. Feast Day is celebrated on August 1.
The Memorial of Saint Almedha – Saint of the Day


Date of Birth 6th Century
Country of Birth The United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession Hermitess
Place of Work Welsh
Date of Death 6th Century
Place of Death Brecon, Wales
Feast Day August 1
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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St Almedha Biography

She was also known as:

  • Aled
  • Electa
  • Eled
  • Elevetha
  • Elined
  • Ellyw
  • Filuned
  • Luned
  • Lynette

St Almedha was born in the 6th century AD in Welsh. She was a princess and the daughter of King Brychan. She was also a pious girl, she made a private vow of chastity and dedicated her life to Jesus. When her family tried to force her into an arranged marriage for political reasons, she fled her father‘s kingdom. Afraid of Brychan’s revenge if they helped her, villages turned her away.

She acquired a small hut and lived there briefly as a prayerful hermitess, at Brecon. However, when Brychan found her, he demanded that she return home to be married. Standing by her vows,  she refused and because of this, he killed her.

St Almedha