Friday, May 20, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022

Saint Modwenna – Saint of the Day – July 5

St. Modwenna Biography

Saint Modwenna Profile. Born: 9th century in Ireland, Europe. Worked in N/A. Died: N/A in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on July 5.


Saint of the Day

St. Modwenna 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

Ireland of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Nuns/Sisters



Place of Work


Date of Death


Place of Death


Feast Day

July 5


Beatified by N/A


Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of



Saint Modwenna, or Modwen, was a sister and holy person in England, who established Burton Abbey in Staffordshire in the seventh century.

As per the medieval Life of St Modwenna she was an Irish aristocrat by birth and established the monastery on an island in the River Trent. Modwenna went through seven years at the nunnery with two other Irish nuns called Lazar and Althea, before the three set out on a journey to Rome. Upon their arrival to England they assembled a congregation at Stapenhill out of appreciation for Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

Modwenna is accounted for to have performed numerous heavenly supernatural occurrences at Burton Abbey, and right up ’til today the well on the site is said to have recuperating properties. After a period Modwenna left Burton-upon-Trent and made a trip to Scotland where she kicked the bucket in Langfortin, close Dundee, apparently at 130 years old. Her body was come back to Burton-upon-Trent for burial. Another abbess and holy person, Osyth (passed on 700), was raised under Modwenna’s course.

Others, in any case, say that she has been mistaken for St Monenna (Moninne) of Ireland and with a Scottish holy person additionally called Modwenna, and that the Anglo-Norman content of her life has minimal chronicled value.[4] This might be the means by which she comes to be related with Alfred the Great, whom she is said to have known, despite the fact that he lived in the ninth century, nearly two hundred years after the fact.

St Modwen’s, Burton upon Trent is devoted to her just like the house of prayer at Pillaton Hall.

Saint Modwenna
Saint Modwenna

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