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St. Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet


Commemorated on December 13

Saint Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet was the only daughter of King Centwine and Queen Engyth of Wessex, Kent in the eighth century. St. Edburga was a friend and student of St. Mildred and regularly corresponded with St. Boniface.

She became a nun and the Abbess of the Minster-in-Thanet Abbey in 716, succeeding St. Mildred. During her time as an abbess, she was able to secure royal charters for the abbey as well as having a new church built there.

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