Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saint Egwin of Worcester Feast Day – 30 December – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Egwin of Worcester

Saint Egwin of Worcester is the Patron Saint of Saint Egwin of Worcester representation is bishop holding a fish and a key

Saint Egwin of Worcester Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year C

Saint Egwin of Worcester brief life History

Date of Birth 7th century AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Profession Bishop of Worcester, England
Place of Work Evesham Abbey, Worcester England
Date of Death 30 December 717
Place of Death Evesham Abbey
Feast Day 30 December
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Saint Egwin of Worcester representation is bishop holding a fish and a key

Saint Egwin of Worcester Short life History

Saint Egwin of Worcester was also known as
• Egwin of Evesham
• Ecgwin, Ecgwine, Eegwine, Egvino, Egwinus

His other memorials are
• 10 September (translation of his relics)
• 11 January (translation of his relics)

He was an English nobility, and the descendant of Mercian kings. He was consecrated to God in his youth. He later became a Benedictine monk and Bishop of Worcester, England from 692 to 711.

There was a need in his diocese for some reform, but Egwin let it get out of hand, and he was charged with being too severe with his priests. To answer the charges, give everyone a chance to cool off, and show his repentance for any harm done, he made a penitential pilgrimage to Rome. Legend says that he locked his feet in shackles and threw the key into the River Avon; when he arrived in Rome the key was miraculously found in the belly of a fish he bought in the market.

Born in 7th century England

Died
• 30 December 717 of natural causes
• Buried at the monastery at Evesham, England
• Relics translated for veneration in 1039
• Relics translated again in 1077 when they were taken on tour throughout the region which drew enough donations to rebuild the monastery church

Today’s Saint Egwin of Worcester Feast Day Quote:

He founded the Benedictine monastery of Evesham, England; the site was chosen because of an apparition of the Virgin Mary to a local herdsman. It became one of the great Benedictine houses of the Middle Ages.

Saint Egwin of Worcester Feast Day
Saint Egwin of Worcester Feast Day