St. Kenelm Biography
St. Kenelm 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||9th century|
|Country of Birth||United Kingdom in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Not Married|
|Place of Work||England|
|Date of Death||821 AD|
|Place of Death||Clent Hills near Birmingham, England|
|Feast Day||July 17|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
Saint Kenelm, Mercian prince, the child of King Coenwulf. Adored as a kid ruler and a martyr in the Middle Ages, however his history ended up blended with devout legends, one of which says he was murdered on requests of his sister.
Referenced in the Canterbury Tales’ Nun’s Priest’s Tale. Admired John Henry Newman made continuous journeys to the altar of St. Kenelm’s suffering. For a long time the residents of Kenelstowe, England observed St. Kenelm’s Day with the old custom of “crabbing the parson” – barraging the parson with crab apples!