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Sts. Cuthburgh and Cwenburgh, Sisters, and Founders of Wimborne Monastery in Dorset, England

Commemorated on August 31

Sts. Cuthburgh and Cwenburgh were the sisters of King Ina of Wessex, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the West Saxons.  They became nuns at Barking, England, along with St. Hildelith.

Together, they founded a monastery in Wimborne in Dorset, England, where St. Cuthburgh was abbess.  Upon retirement, she was succeeded by her sister, St. Cwenburgh.

They both entered into the Heavenly Kingdom in 725.

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