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St. Audrey of Ely, England

Commemorated on June 23

St. Audrey was born in Suffolk, England in the seventh century. She was a daughter of King Anna of East Anglia and a sister of Sts. Saxburgh, Ethelburgh and Withburgh.

Twice married, she remained a virgin. She eventually became a nun at Coldingham and went to Ely where she became abbess of its monastery, living a life of great holiness and simplicity.

Her body remained incorrupt after her death in 679, and her hand-relic survives in Ely to this day.

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