Saint Mildgyth (St Mildgytha), Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet Abbey, England (+676) – January 17

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Saint Mildgyth / Mildgytha,

Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet Abbey, England (+676)

January 17

Saint Mildgyth (or Mildgytha) (Old English: Mildgȳð) (died 676) was the youngest daughter of Merewalh, king of Mercia and Saint Eormenburh. She was the youngest sister of Saint Mildburh of Wenlock and Saint Mildrith.[2] The three sisters have been likened to the three theological virtues: Mildburh to faith, Mildgyth to hope, and Mildrith to charity.

She was a Benedictine nun and later abbess of a Northumbrian convent. All that is known of St Mildgytha was that she was a nun and that “miraculous powers were often exhibited” at her tomb in Northumbria.[4] She seems to have died long before her sisters, while still quite young, which may account for so little mention being made of her.

Her feast day is 17 January.

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