St Elgiva of Shaftesbury – Feast Day – May 18

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St Elgiva (Ælfgifu) of Shaftesbury was a Queen and mother of King Edwy of the Saxons and King Edgar the Peaceful of England. She was born in the early 10th century and died in 944 AD in England. We celebrate her feast day on May 18 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Elgiva of Shaftesbury – Feast Day

St Elgiva of Shaftesbury Biography

Date of Birth 10th century
Profession Queen and later Nun
Place of Work England
Date of Death 944 AD
Place of Death England
Feast Day May 18
Canonization Pre-Congregation

Saint’s Biography

Saint Elgiva of Shaftesbury was the wife of King Edmund I (Queen). She was the mother of King Edwy of Saxony and St. Edgar the Peaceful. Later she became a widow and retired to become a Benedictine and Abbess at Shaftesbury in England. Elgiva was known for her piety and support of the Church. She died in 971 of natural causes and was buried in Shaftesbury Abbey.

Saint Elgiva of Shaftesbury
St. Elgiva of Shaftesbury

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