St Althryda – Feast Day – May 20

Today is Friday, February 3, 2023

St Althryda, also known as Alfrida, Altrida, or Etheldrytha, was the daughter of King Offa of Mercia and was betrothed to Saint Ethelbert. He was born in the 8th century AD in Mercia, England and died in 834 AD in Croyland Abbey, England. We celebrate her feast day on May 20 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Althryda – Feast Day

St Althryda Biography

Date of Birth 8th century AD
Country/Place of Birth Mercia, England
Profession Princess and Hermitess
Place of Work England
Date of Death 834 AD
Place of Death England
Feast Day May 20
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Althryda was the daughter of King Offa of Mercia.

She was betrothed to Saint Ethelbert, after whose death she retired to Croyland Abbey to live as a hermitess.

She died in 834 AD of natural causes.

Saint Althryda
St. Althryda

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