Celtic Saint of the day 15th July

St. Edith of Polesworth, Widow

15 July

Died 925? The identity of Saint Edith is very confused. She was definitely the widow of a king of Northumbria and died as a nun, perhaps the abbess, of Polesworth in Warwickshire. Some identify her as the sister of King Athelstan of England and wife of the Viking king, Sihtric. When Sihtric died the year after their marriage (926), she took the veil. Others believe that she was the sister of King Edgar the Peaceful and aunt of Saint Edith of Wilton. There is a possibility that there are two women named Edith of Polesworth (Attwater, Benedictines, Delaney, Encyclopaedia).


St. Donald of Ogilvy

(Donivald, Domhnall)

15 July

Died early 8th century. Donald, a resident of Ogilvy in Forfarshire, Scotland, formed a religious group with his nine daughters (the “Nine Maidens”) on the death of his wife. They entered a monastery in Abernathy after his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

St. Adalard the Younger

15 July

Died c. 824. Saint Adalard was a monk of Corbie Abbey under Abbot Saint Adalard. He was only 20 years old when he died (Benedictines).