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Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet

Saint Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet
Born England
Died December 13, 759(759-12-13)
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Feast December 12, December 13 in Church calendar in some jurisdictions

Saint Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet (also known as Eadburh and Bugga) was a royal princess, the only daughter of King Centwine and Queen Engyth of Wessex in the 8th century of the Kent royal family and a saint.


Edburga was a friend and student of Saint Mildrith and regularly corresponded with Saint Boniface.

She became a Benedictine nun of The Minster-in-Thanet Abbey in 716. She succeeded Mildrith as the abbess.

During her time as an abbess she was able to secure royal charters for the abbey as well as having a new church (saints Peter and Paul) built there, to provide a shrine for the relics of St Mildrith.


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