Saint Kenelm – Saint of the Day – July 17

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St. Kenelm Biography

Saint Kenelm Profile. Born: 9th century in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 821 AD in Clent Hills near Birmingham, England. Feast Day is celebrated on July 17.
The Memorial of Saint Kenelm – Saint of the Day

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
Profession King
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!

Saint Kenelm
St. Kenelm

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