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Feast day: August 31

 

Saint AidanBishop of Lindisfarne. Born in Ireland; died 651. Also known as Aeda or Áedán (in old Irish).

 

Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became a monk of Iona... 


Feast day: August 11

 

Bishop of Bute (Dunblane). Late 6th century.

 

Saint Blane, a disciple of Saint Comgall (f.d. May 11) and Saint Canice (f.d. October 11), was nobly born on Bute Island, Scotland...


Feast day: August 31

 

Queen and first Abbess of Wimborne. Died c. 725.

 

St. Cuthburga was the daughter of Prince Coenred, a second-cousin of Caedwalla, King of Wessex. Her brothers were St. Ine, King of Wessex and Ingild, great-great-grandfather of Egbert, the first King of the English, and direct ancestor of Alfred the Great. Her sisters were St. Cwenburga, Edburga and Tata…


Feast day: August 31

 

Saint EanswytheA Saxon princess who founded a nunnery on the coast near Folkestone, Kent She was grand-daughter of King Saint Aethelbert. She is also known as Eanswida, Eanswide, Eanswith.  She died August 31, c. 640...


Feast day: August 25

 

First Abbess of Coldingham, Northumbria. Sister of King Oswy. Died in 683. Also known as Aebbe, Ebbe, Tabbs.

 

Saint Ebba, the daughter of King Ethelfrith of Northumbria, fled to Scotland with her brothers Saint Oswald and Oswy, when their father died in battle in 616 against King Saint Edwin (f.d. October 12)...


Feast day: August 30

 

Hermit at Meaux (France). Born in Ireland; died c. 670. Also known as Fiachra, Fiaker, Fiacrius, Fialer, Fevre.

 

The Irish hermit of Kilfiachra, Saint Fiacre, migrated to Gaul about 626 where he was given hospitality and a piece of land by Saint Faro (f.d. October 28) at Meaux, which was part of his own patrimony...


Feast day: August 25

 

Saint HildaAbbess of Whitby. Born in Northumbria in 614; died at Whitby in 680.

 

Hilda was a grandniece of King Edwin of Northumbria and daughter of Hereric. Hild is her correct name and means "battle." Both she and her uncle were baptized by Saint Paulinus at York in 627, when she was 13....


Feast day: August 26

 

Saint NinianBishop and confessor; date of birth unknown; died about 432. The first Apostle of Christianity in Scotland.

 

Also known as Ninias, Ninus, Dinan, Ringan, Ringen...


Feast day: August 5

 

Saint Oswald. Durham CathedralKing of Northumbria and Martyr. Born, probably, 605; died 5 Aug., 642.

 

The second of seven brothers, sons of Ethelfrid, who was grandson of Ida, founder of the Kingdom of Northumbria in 547. Oswald's mother was Acha, daughter of Ella or Alla, who, after Ida's death, had seized Deira and thus separated it from the Northern Bernicia... 


Feast day: August 20

 

Saint OswinKing and Martyr of Deira, Northumbria.

Died at Gilling, Yorkshire, England, on August 20, 651.

 

When his father, King Osric of Deira (roughly the county of Yorkshire), was killed by the pagan Welsh King Cadwallon in 633, he was taken to Wessex for safety, baptized, and educated there by Saint Aidan...


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