Celtic and old English sts. 15 June 2017

 15 St. Trillo of Llandrillo
6th or 7th century. Trillo, son of a Breton chieftain, migrated to Wales with Saint Cadfan. He is the patron of two places named Llandrillo in Denbighshire (now Gwynedd) and Monmouth. At Gwynedd there is an ancient oratory in the Irish style built over a spring that is used for baptisms named after him. Another Llandrillo in Merionethshire (now Gwynedd) had a well where rheumatism was cured. A third church at Lladrygarn in Anglesey still celebrates his feast today in accordance with early Welsh calendars (Benedictines, Farmer).
St. Vauge of Cornwall
Died June 15, 585. Vauge, a holy priest of Armagh, Ireland, fled to Penmarch, Cornwall, when it appeared he was to be consecrated archbishop. There he built himself a hermitage. But that doesn’t mean that he kept to himself: He often preached to the local people and instilled the desire for Christian perfection in their breasts. Vauge appears to be the titular saint of Llanlivery in Cornwall under the name of Saint Vorech (Husenbeth).

 

St. Vouga of Lesneven
6th century. Saint Vouga, an Irish bishop, settled in Brittany, where he lived as a hermit in a cell near Lesneven (Benedictines).
St. Edburga of Winchester

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Died 960. Saint Edburga was a granddaughter of King Alfred and the daughter of Edward the Elder. It is reported that, while she was still a young child, her royal father offered her precious jewels in one hand and a penitential habit in the other. Edburga chose the latter joyfully. At that her parents placed her in Saint Mary’s Convent, which was founded by Alfred’s widow, Alswide, at Winchester, finished by her own father, and placed under the direction of Saint Etheldreda. Having finished her education, Edburga became a nun and later the abbess of the foundation. After Edburga died of a fever, Bishop Saint Ethelwold placed her remains in a rich shrine, which Abbess Saint Elfleda covered with gold and silver. When the Earl Egilwald of Dorsetshire sought relics for his newly rebuilt foundation of Pershore in Worcestershire after its pillage by the Danes, the abbess give him part of Edburga’s skull, some of her ribs, and other bones, which were enclosed in a rich case. She was especially venerated at Pershore in Worcestershire, where these relics were enshrined and many miracles have taken place, and at Saint Mary’s in Winchester (Attwater, Benedictines, Husenbeth).

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