St Winifred of Wales – Feast Day – November 3 2023

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St Winifred of Wales was also known as Winefride, Gwenfrewi, and Guinevra.

She was an abbess born in the 7th century AD in Wales.

First she was decapitated but her life was restored. She later on died in Gwytherin, Conwy, Wales.

We celebrate her feast day on November 3 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Winifred of Wales Biography
Date of Birth 600 AD
Place of Birth The United Kingdom in Europe
Profession Abbess
Place of Work Wales
Date of Death 7th Century AD
Place of Death Wales
Feast Day November 3
Canonization Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of
  • Incest victims
  • Martyrs
  • Gwytherin, Wales
  • Holywell, Wales
  • Shrewsbury, England
  • Diocese of Shrewsbury, England
  • Northern Wales

St Winifred of Wales Biography

St. Winifred of Wales was the daughter of Trevith, a member of the Welsh landed class and advisor to the king. She was a spiritual student of her maternal uncle Saint Beuno Gasulsych.

She was physically beautiful but made a private vow of chastity, becoming a bride of Christ. Winifred was killed when she rejected the amorous advances of a chieftain named Caradog of Hawarden.

She had escaped from him and was seeking shelter in a church when he caught and killed her.

Legend says that where her head fell, a well sprang up which became a place of pilgrimage, and whose waters were reported to heal leprosy, skin diseases, and other ailments.

Saint Beuno raised her back to life; he cursed Caradog who was promptly swallowed by the earth. Winifred became a nun, and later abbess at Cwytherin, Denbighshire, Wales.

St. Winifred of Wales
St. Winifred of Wales

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