Monday, September 28, 2020

Saint Hilda of Whitby – Saint of the Day – November 17

Saint Hilda of Whitby Biography

Saint Hilda of Whitby Profile. Born: 614 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 680 AD in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on November 17.

The Memorial of Saint Hilda of Whitby – Saint of the Day

Saint Hilda of Whitby 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

614 AD

Country of Birth

United Kingdom in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

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Saints who were Nuns/Sisters

Profession

Missionary

Place of Work

England

Date of Death

680 AD

Place of Death

N/A

Feast Day

November 17

Beatification

Beatified by N/A

Canonization

Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of

St. Hilda of Whitby Biography

Saint Hilda of Whitby was the daughter of Hereric and Breguswith. Sister of Saint Hereswitha. Grand-niece of King Saint Edwin of Northumbria. Baptized in 627 at age thirteen by Saint Paulinus of York. Lived as a single laywoman until age 33 when she became a Benedictine nun at the monastery of Chelles in France. Abbess at Hartlepool, Northumberland, England. Abbess of the double monastery of Whitby, Streaneshalch. Abbess to Saint Wilfrid of York, Saint John of Beverley, and three other bishops. Patroness and supporter of learning and culture, including the work of the poet Caedmon.

Hilda and her houses followed the Celtic liturgy and rule, but many houses had adopted the continental Benedictine rule and the Roman liturgy. Hilda convened a conference in 664 to help settle on a single rule. When the conference settled on the Roman and Benedictine, they were adopted throughout England, and Hilda insured the observance of her houses.

St. Hilda of Whitby
St. Hilda of Whitby

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