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Eadsin (Eadsige) Oct 28
+ 1050. Thirty-third Archbishop of Canterbury in England, he resigned some years before he reposed.

Eanfleda (Eanflaed) Nov 24
+ c 700. Daughter of the holy King Edwin of Northumbria and St Ethelburgh of Kent, she was baptised by St Paulinus. Widowed, she became a nun at Whitby under her own daughter.

Eanswith (Eanswythe) Aug 31
+ c 640. Granddaughter of King Ethelbert of Kent. She founded the first convent in England on the coast near Folkestone. This was later destroyed by the Danes and swallowed up by the sea. Relics of St Eanswith are venerated in her church in Folkestone to this day.

Eata Oct 26
+ c 686. A monk at Ripon in England. He later left it for Melrose in Scotland where he became abbot. After the Council of Whitby, he became Abbot of Lindisfarne. In 678 he became Bishop of Lindisfarne and later of Hexham.

Ebba the Younger and Companions Aug 23
+ c 870. Born in England, she became Abbess of Coldingham, now in Scotland. This had been founded two centuries earlier by St Ebba the Elder. The Danes set fire to her convent and all the nuns perished.

Ebba the Elder Aug 25
+ 683. Sister of Sts Oswald and Oswy, Kings of Northumbria, she became a nun at Lindisfarne. Having founded the convent of Coldingham, now in Scotland, she became abbess there.

Ebbo Aug 27
+ 740. Born in Tonnerre, he was a monk at Saint-Pierre-le-Vif in Sens in France. He became Bishop of Sens which he saved in 725 when it was besieged by the Saracens.

Eberhard of Einsiedeln Aug 14
+ 958. Born in Swabia in Germany, he became a monk and then the first Abbot of Einsiedeln in Switzerland.

Ebrulfus (Evroult) July 25
+ c 600. Born in Beauvais in France, he became a hermit and later founded a monastery at Saint-Fuscien-aux-Bois.

Ebrulfus (Evroult) Dec 29
626-706. Born in Bayeux in France, he became a monk at the monastery of Deux Jumeaux, and later founded a monastery at Ouche and also other smaller monasteries.

Ebsdorf (Martyrs of) Feb 2
+ 880. In 880 a Christian army was caught in the ice and snow and was defeated by pagan Norsemen at Ebsdorf in the north of Germany. Among them, St Bruno and four bishops, eleven nobles and many others were slain and venerated as martyrs.

Ecclesius July 27
+ 532. Bishop of Ravenna in Italy from 52l till 532. He began building San Vitale, where there is still a mosaic of him.

Echa (Etha) May 5
+ 767. A priest and hermit in Crayke near York in England.

Edana (Etaoin) July 5
? Patron of parishes in the west of Ireland. A famous holy well bears her name. She lived near the confluence of the rivers Boyle and Shannon.

Edbert (Eadbert) May 6
+ 698. A monk at Lindisfarne in England, who succeeded St Cuthbert as Bishop. He was remarkable for his knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.

Edbert Aug 20
+ 768. The successor of St Ceolwulf on the throne of Northumbria in England. After a prosperous reign of twenty years he resigned and went to the monastery of York, where he spent a further ten years in prayer and seclusion.

Edburgh (Edburga) of Winchester June 15
+ 960. Daughter of Edward the Elder and granddaughter of Alfred the Great, she was placed as a child in the convent which King Alfred's widow had founded in Winchester in England. Her shrine in Pershore in Worcestershire was famous for its miracles.

Edburgh (Edburga) of Bicester July 18
c 650. A daughter of the pagan King Penda, she became a nun. Her relics were later transferred from Adderbury (Edburgh's burgh) in Oxfordshire in England to Bicester.

Edburgh (Edburga) of Thanet Dec 13
+ 751. A disciple of St Mildred, whom she probably succeeded as Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet in England in 716. She was a friend and correspondent of St Boniface.

Edburgh (Edburga) Dec 13
7th cent. A nun at Lyminge in Kent in England.

Edeyrn Jan 6
6th cent. Born in Britain, he was hermit and the patron saint of a church in Brittany.

Edfrid (Eadfrid) Oct 26
+ c 675. A priest from Northumbria in England, he preached in Mercia and founded a monastery in Leominster.

Edfrith June 4
+ 721. Bishop of Lindisfarne in England after St Edbert, he illuminated the Lindisfarne Gospels in honour of St Cuthbert.

Edgar the Peaceful July 8
+ 975. A King of England who repented of a depraved youth and whose reign was marked by a strong religious revival in England.

Edistius Oct 12
+ c 303. A martyr in Ravenna in Italy under Diocletian.

Edith of Polesworth July 15
+ c 925. Abbess of Polesworth in England and a sister of a King of England.

Edith of Wilton Sept 16
+ 984. Daughter of King Edgar and St Wilfrida. She became a nun at Wilton in England at the age of fifteen. She reposed at the age of twenty-two, famous for her generosity to the poor and her familiarity with wild animals.

Edmund Nov 20
841-869. King of East Anglia and first patron-saint of England. In 869 he was taken prisoner by the heathen Danes and savagely martyred at Hoxne in Suffolk. He died with the name of Jesus on his lips. Bury St Edmunds was named after him.

Ednoth (Eadnot) Oct 19
+ 1016. A monk at Worcester and Abbot of Ramsey in England. In 1006 he became Bishop of Dorchester. He was killed by the Danes and is sometimes called a martyr.

Edward the Martyr March 18
+ 978. The son of Edgar the Peaceful, he became King of England at the age of thirteen, in 978 he was murdered by plotters at Corfe and buried in Wareham in Dorset. He was at once acclaimed as a martyr. His relics are venerated in an Orthodox church in Surrey to this day.

Edwen Nov 6
7th cent. Probably born in England, she is the patron saint of Llanedwen in Anglesey in Wales.

Edwin Oct 12
+ 633. In 616 he became King of Northumbria in England, married Ethelburgh of Kent and was baptised by St Paulinus. He fell in battle at Hatfield Chase fighting against pagan Mercians and Welsh and was venerated as a martyr.

Edwold Aug 29
9th cent. Possibly the brother of St Edmund the Martyr, King of East Anglia. He lived as a hermit at Cerne in Dorset in England.

Efflam Nov 6
+ c 700. Born in Britain, he went to Brittany where he became abbot of a monastery he had founded.

Egbert March 18
+ c 720. A monk at Ripon, where his relics were venerated.

Egbert Apr 24
+ 729. A monk at Lindisfarne in England, he moved to Ireland and lived at Rathelmigisi in Connaught. Here he prepared several monks to preach the Gospel in Germany. He went to Iona in Scotland and persuaded the monks to adopt the Orthodox date for Easter.

Egelred Sept 25
+ c 869. A monk at Crowland in England, he was martyred with his abbot and many others by the heathen Danes.

Egelwine (Ethelwine, Aylwine) Nov 29
7th cent. A prince of the house of Wessex who lived as a hermit at Athelney in Somerset in England.

Egilhard May 25
+ 881. The eighth abbot of Cornelimünster near Aachen in Germany. He was killed by Vikings at Bercheim.

Egilo (Egilon, Eigil) June 28
+ 871. A monk and later Abbot of Prüm near Trier in Germany. He restored the monastery at Flavigny near Dijon and founded the monastery of Corbigny, both in France.

Egwin Dec 30
+ 717. Consecrated to God in his youth, he eventually became the third Bishop of Worcester in England in 692 and may have founded the monastery of Evesham.

Eigil (Aeigilus) Dec 17
+ 822. A monk at Fulda in Germany, he became Abbot there in 817.

Eigrad Jan 6
6th cent. A brother of St Samson, he was a disciple of St Illtyd and founded a church in Anglesey in Wales.

Eingan (Einion, Eneon, Anianus) Feb 9
6th cent. A British prince who left Cumberland for Wales, he finished his days as a hermit at Llanengan near Bangor.

Einhild (Einhildis) and Roswinda Dec 13
8th cent. Nuns at Hohenburg in Alsace in France with St Ottilia. St Roswinda was probably St Ottilia's sister. St Einhild became Abbess of Niedermünster near Hohenburg.

Elaeth the King Nov 10
6th cent. A Briton driven into Wales by the Picts. He became a monk with St Seiriol in Anglesey in Wales. Some of his poems still exist.

Elaphius Aug 19
+ 580. Bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne in France. He was sent as an envoy to Spain and wished to venerate the relics of St Eulalia at Merida but reposed before he reached his destination.

Elerius Nov 3
6th cent. Abbot of a monastery in the north of Wales.

Eleuchadius Feb 14
2nd cent. A Greek, he was converted by St Apollinaris of Ravenna in Italy and succeeded St Adheritus as third Bishop of that city.

Eleutherius of Tournai Feb 20
+ 532. Born in Tournai in Belgium, he became bishop there in 486 and enlightened the pagan Franks who had settled nearby. He died from wounds inflicted by Arian heretics.

Eleutherius and Anthia Apr 18
+ 117-138. Eleutherius, Bishop of Illyria, his mother Anthia and eleven others were martyred in Illyria under Hadrian.

Eleutherius May 26
+ 189. A Greek who became a deacon in Rome and succeeded St Soterius as Pope in 175.

Eleutherius May 29
? A pilgrim, said to have been from England and the brother of Sts Grimwald and Fulk, he died in Rocca d'Arce in the south of Italy. He is venerated as the main patron-saint there.

Eleutherius Aug 16
+ 561. Bishop of Auxerre in France 532-561.

Eleutherius Sept 6
+ c 590. He is mentioned several times by St Gregory the Great as a wonderworker. He was Abbot of St Mark's in Spoleto in Italy, which he left for St Gregory's own monastery in Rome, where he lived as a monk for many years.

Elfleda (Aelflaed) Feb 8
+ 714. Daughter of Oswy, King of Northumbria in England. She was offered to God as a child at the convent of Hartlepool. She then went to Whitby with St Hilda and succeeded her mother Enfleda as abbess there. She was one of the most influential people of her time.

Elfleda (Aelflead) Oct 23
+ c 936. A princess who lived as an anchoress in Glastonbury in England. She was revered by St Dunstan.

Elgiva May 18
+ 944. Widow of King Edmund and mother of St Edgar, she became Abbess of Shaftesbury in England.

Elian (Eilan, Allan) Jan 13
6th cent. Probably born in Cornwall, he belonged to the family of St Ismael. Llanelian in Anglesey and Llanelian in Clwyd are named after him and St Allen's church in Cornwall is dedicated to him.

Elian ap Erbin Jan 13
? 5th cent. A saint in Wales.

Elias Apr 16
+ 1042. Born in Ireland, he became monk and abbot in 1020 of the Irish monasteries of St Martin the Great and St Pantaleon in Cologne in Germany.

Elias, Paul and Isidore Apr 17
+ 856. Elias, a priest in Cordoba, was martyred in his old age by the Moors, together with Sts Paul and Isidore, two of his spiritual children. An eyewitness, St Eulogius, wrote an account of their martyrdom.

Elias Aug 26
+ 660. A monk who became Bishop of Syracuse in Sicily.

Eligius (Eloi, Eloy) Dec 1
588-660. Born in Limoges in France, he was a skilled metalsmith and examples of his art survived until the French Revolution. He became master of the mint in Paris under King Clotaire II but in 640 became a priest and soon after Bishop of Noyon. He enlightened the areas round Antwerp, Ghent and Courtra in Belgium, and founded the monastery of Solignac and many other monasteries and convents.

Eliphius (Eloff) Oct 16
+ 362. Born in Ireland, he was martyred in Toul in France under Julian the Apostate. In the tenth century his relics were translated to Cologne in Germany.

Ellidius (Illog) Aug 8
7th cent. Patron-saint of Hirnant in Powys in Wales and of a church in the Scilly Isles.

Eloquius (Eloque) Dec 3
+ c 660. Disciple and successor of St Fursey as Abbot of Lagny in France.

Elpidius Sept 2
+ 422. The successor of St Antiochus as Bishop of Lyons in France. His relics were enshrined in the church of St Justus.

Elpidius, Marcellus, Eustochius and Companions Nov 16
+ 362. An official at the court of the Emperor Constantius, he was demoted by Julian the Apostate. He and others were dragged tied to the tails of wild horses. Finally they were all burnt at the stake.

Elsiar June 4
+ c 1050. A monk at Saint-Savin in Lavedan in France.

Elstan Apr 6
+ 981. A monk at Abingdon in England with St Ethelwold, he was celebrated as a model of obedience. He became Bishop of Ramsbury and succeeded St Ethelwold as Abbot of Abingdon.

Elswith July 20
+ 903. Wife of King Alfred the Great, after his death she became a nun at the convent which she had founded in Winchester.

Elvan and Mydwyn Jan 1
2nd cent. By tradition they were two Britons sent to ask for missionaries for Britain.

Elwin Feb 22
6th cent. A holy man who accompanied St Breaca from Ireland to Cornwall.

Elwin (Ethelwin) May 3
8th cent. The second Bishop of Lindsey. He was a close friend of St Egbert whom he accompanied to Ireland and where he reposed.

Emebert (Ablebert) Jan 15
+ c 710. A brother of Sts Reineldis and Gudula, he became Bishop of Cambrai in France.

Emerentiana Jan 23
+ 305? A martyr in Rome. Still only a catechumen, this foster-sister of St Agnes was found by pagans praying at the tomb of the recently martyred Agnes and was stoned to death.

Emeric Nov 4
1007-1031. Son of St Stephen, the first Christian King of Hungary. He was a disciple of St Gerard Sagredo of Czanad but died before he could inherit the crown.

Emerius Jan 27
8th cent. Born in France, he founded and was the first Abbot of St Stephen of Bañoles in Catalonia in Spain.

Emilas and Jeremiah Sept 15
+ 852. Two young men, the former of whom was a deacon, imprisoned and beheaded in Cordoba in Spain under the Caliph Abderrahman.

Emilian (Aemilio) Jan 7
+ 767. Born in Vannes in France, he was a monk at Saujon near Saintes and died as a hermit in the forest of Combes near Bordeaux.

Emilian (Eminian) March 10
+ 675. Born in Ireland, he became a monk and then Abbot of Lagny in France.

Emilian Sept 11
+ 520. A hermit for forty years, he became Bishop of Vercelli in Piedmont in Italy where he reposed a centenarian.

Emilian Oct 11
? According to tradition a hermit in Rennes in Brittany.

Emilian Nov 12
+ 574. A poor shepherd in La Rioja in Spain, he became a hermit and was later ordained priest for the parish of Berceo. The saint, however, returned to his life as a hermit. A large number of disciples gathered around him and he became their abbot. This gave rise to the monastery of La Cogolla. In Spain he is known as San Millan de la Cogolla.

Emiliana Jan 5
6th cent. A Roman lady and the paternal aunt of St Gregory the Great, from whom we know of her saintly life, visions and repose.

Emiliana June 30
? A virgin-martyr in Rome.

Emilius, Felix, Priam and Lucian May 28
? Churches are dedicated to these saints in Sardinia.

Emmeramus (Haimhramm) Sept 22
+ c 690. Born in Poitiers in France, he moved to Bavaria in Germany where he became abbot of a monastery in Regensburg and then bishop there. He was later attacked by assassins and died from his wounds. His relics were enshrined in the monastery dedicated to him in Regensburg where he was venerated as a martyr.

Emygdius (Emidius) Aug 5
+ c 303. A saint whose relics were venerated in Ascoli in Italy.

Encratia (Encratis, Encratide, Engracia) Apr 16
+ ? 304. A virgin who suffered terribly for Orthodoxy in Saragossa in Spain, where a church dedicated to her now exists. She was famous for 'her ardour in suffering for Christ'. Though counted a martyr, she outlived her torments.

Enda (Endeus, Enna) March 21
+ c 530. Brother of St Fanchea, he was the earliest founder of monasteries in Ireland, of which the main one was on Inishmore. Sts Kieran and Brendan were among his disciples.

Endellion Apr 29
? 6th cent. Probably born in Cornwall, she was the sister of St Nectan of Hartland. Part of her shrine in St Endellion in Cornwall still exists.

Engelmund June 21
+ c 739. Born in England, he became a monk at a very early age and then priest and abbot. He went to Friesland in Holland where he successfully preached with St Willibrord at Velsen, six miles north of Haarlem.

Enghenedl Sept 30
7th cent. A church in Anglesey in Wales was dedicated to him.

Englatius (Englat, Tanglen) Nov 3
+ 966. Possibly a bishop, he lived in Tarves in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Enguerrammus (Angilram) Dec 9
+ 1045. Of humble family, he became a monk and Abbot of Saint Riquier in France. He was called 'the Wise'.

Ennodius July 17
473-521. Magnus Felix Ennodius was a Gallo-Roman who became Bishop of Pavia in Italy. He was entrusted with two missions to Constantinople in connection with the Eutychian controversy. An Orthodox poet, his hymns are very edifying.

Enoder (Cynidr, Kenedr, Quidic) Apr 27
6th cent. Llangynidr in Powys in Wales is named after him, as also St Enoder or Enodoc in Cornwall and Kenderchurch in Herefordshire in England.

Enodoch (Wenedoc) March 7
+ c 520. A saint in Wales.

Enogatus Jan 13
+ 631. The fifth successor of St Malo as Bishop of Aleth in Brittany.

Eoban June 5
+ 754. Born in Ireland, he preached with Sts Willibrord and Boniface in Holland and Germany and shared in the latter's martyrdom in Dokkum.

Eochod Jan 25
+ 597. One of St Columba's twelve companions, he was chosen to enlighten the Picts in Scotland. He is called the Apostle of the Picts of Galloway.

Eosterwine March 7
+ 688. A Northumbrian noble, he entered the monastery of Wearmouth with his relative St Benedict. He succeeded St Benedict as abbot. He was celebrated for his gentleness.

Epaphroditus March 22
1st cent. By tradition the first Bishop of Terracina in Italy. He may have been one of the Seventy Apostles and mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 2,25).

Eparchius (Cybar) July 1
504-581. Born in a noble family in Périgord in France, he renounced his title to become a monk at Sessac.

Ephysius Jan 15
+ 303. A much-venerated martyr in Sardinia, under Diocletian.

Epictetus, Jucundus, Secundus, Vitalis, Felix and Companions Jan 9
+ ? 250. Twelve martyrs in North Africa, who probably suffered under Decian. Epictetus was a bishop mentioned by St Cyprian.

Epiphanes and Isidore Aug 4
? Two early martyrs, venerated at the Cathedral of Besançon in France until the French Revolution.

Epiphania Oct 6
+ c 800. A nun at the convent of Santa Maria della Caccia in Pavia in Italy.

Epiphanius Jan 21
439-497. Born in Pavia in Italy, he became bishop there in 467. During his episcopate Odoacer destroyed Pavia and Epiphanius was largely responsible for rebuilding the city. While paying the ransom of some of his flock, he caught a fever of which he died.

Epiphanius, Donatus, Rufinus and Companions Apr 7
? Thirteen martyrs, of whom Epiphanius was a bishop in North Africa.

Epipodius and Alexander Apr 22
+ 178. Two young friends and citizens of Lyons in France, martyred under Marcus Aurelius. St Epipodius was beheaded. St Alexander is also commemorated on April 24.

Epitacius and Basileus May 23
1st cent. By tradition the former was the first Bishop of Tuy in Galicia in Spain and the latter the first Bishop of Braga in Portugal .

Equitius Aug 11
+ c 540. He founded a number of monasteries in the province of Valeria in Italy.

Erasmus (Elmo, Erarmo, Ermo) June 2
+ c 303. Bishop of Formiae in Campania in Italy, martyred by disembowelment under Diocletian. His relics were transferred to Gaeta in 842 and he became the protector of sailors, hence 'St Elmo's fire'.

Erbin (Ervan, Erbyn, Erme or Hermes) Jan 13
? 5th cent. Churches were dedicated to him in Cornwall.

Ercongotha Feb 21
+ 660. Daughter of King Erconbert of Kent and St Saxburgh. She became a nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie under her aunt, St Ethelburgh, but reposed when very young.

Erconwald (Erkenwald) Apr 30
+ 693. Of noble origin in the east of England, he founded a monastery in Chertsey and a convent in Barking. He became abbot of the former and his sister St Ethelburgh the abbess of the latter. In 675 he became Bishop of London. His shrine at St Paul's became a centre of veneration and he was called 'The Light of London'.

Erembert May 14
+ c 672. Born at Wocourt near Passy in France, he became a monk at Fontenelle (c 640) and Bishop of Toulouse (c 656.

Erembert I Jan 24
+ c 1050. Abbot of Kremsmünster in Austria.

Eremberta Oct 16
Late 7th cent. Niece of St Wulmar and first Abbess of Wierre in France which convent Wulmar had built for her.

Erfyl (Eurfyl) July 5
? She founded the church of Llanerfyl in Powys in Wales.

Ergnad (Ercnacta) Jan 8
5th cent. Born in Ulster in Ireland, she was made a nun by St Patrick.

Erhard Jan 8
+ c 686. Born in Ireland, he preached the Gospel as a bishop in Bavaria in Germany, mainly around Regensburg.

Erkemboden Apr 12
+ 714. A monk at Sithin in Saint-Omer in France, who succeeded the founder, St Bertinus, as abbot. Later he was Bishop of Thérouanne for twenty-six years.

Erlafrid Nov 6
+ c 830. He founded the monastery of Hirschau in Germany, where he became a monk.

Erluph Feb 10
+ 830. Probably born in Ireland, he became Bishop of Werden in Germany and was martyred by pagans.

Ermelinda (Ermelindis) Oct 29
+ c 595. An anchoress in Meldaert near Tirlemont in Belgium.

Ermenburgh Nov 19
+ c 700. Also known as Domna Ebba (Lady Ebba, shortened to Domneva. She was a Kentish princess married to the King of Mercia, and the mother of Sts Mildred, Milburgh and Mildgytha. She founded the convent of Minster-in-Thanet in about 670.

Ermenfridus Sept 25
+ c 670. A monk at Luxeuil in France. Later he founded the monastery of Cusance.

Ermengyth July 30
+ c 680. A sister of St Ermenburgh. She lived as a nun at Minster-in-Thanet in England.

Ermenhild (Ermengild, Ermenilda) Feb 13
+ c 700. Daughter of King Erconbert of Kent and St Saxburgh. She married Wulfhere, the King of Mercia. On his death, she joined her mother at Minster-in-Sheppey, eventually succeeding her as abbess. She then went to Ely where she also became abbess.

Ermentrude (Erentrudis) June 30
+ c 718. A sister or niece of St Rupert, Apostle of Salzburg. She was the first Abbess of Nonnberg in Salzburg, founded for her by Rupert.

Erminus Apr 25
+ 737. Born in Laon in France, he became a monk at Lobbes in Belgium and later abbot and bishop.

Erth (Herygh, Urith, Erc) Oct 31
6th cent. Brother of St Uny and St Ia (Ives). He went from Ireland to Cornwall, where a church is dedicated to him, and also gave his name to the village of St Erth.

Eternus July 15
+ c 660. The ninth Bishop of Evreux in France.

Ethbin Oct 19
+ c 600. Born in Britain, he was a disciple of St Samson in Brittany. Ordained deacon, he served at the monastery of Taurac until it was destroyed by the Franks. He then went to Ireland and led the life of a hermit near Kildare.

Ethelbert (Albert) of Kent Feb 25
560-616. King of Kent and High King of England, he protected St Augustine's mission and may have been baptised by him as early as Pentecost 597. Though he never tried to force his subjects into Christianity, thousands followed his apostolic example.

Ethelbert (Albert, Albright) May 20
+ 794. King of East Anglia in England, he was treacherously murdered by Offa of Mercia. He has always been venerated as a martyr, especially in Hereford and in East Anglia.

Ethelbert and Ethelred Oct 17
+ 640. Great-grandsons of St Ethelbert of Kent, cruelly put to death at Eastry near Sandwich in England.

Ethelburgh (Ethelburga, Aubierge) July 7
+ c 664. The daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia in England. She became a nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie in France, where she became abbess after St Fara.

Ethelburgh (Ethelburga) Sept 8
+ c 647. Daughter of King Ethelbert of Kent in England, she married King Edwin of Northumbria. She went there accompanied by St Paulinus. After Edwin's death she returned to Kent and founded the convent of Lyminge, where she became a nun and abbess.

Ethelburgh (Ethelburga) Oct 11
+ c 675. Sister of St Erconwald of London, who helped found the convent of Barking in Essex where she became abbess.

Etheldritha (Alfreda) Aug 2
+ c 835. Daughter of King Offa of Mercia. She lived as an anchoress at Crowland in Lincolnshire in England after the murder of her betrothed, St Ethelbert.

Ethelfleda (Elfleda) Oct 23
+ c 970. Daughter of Earl Ethelwold, founder of Romsey in England, she became a nun there and eventually abbess after St Merewenna.

Ethelgitha Aug 22
+ c 720. Abbess of a convent in Northumbria.

Ethelgiva Dec 9
+ 896. The daughter of King Alfred the Great, she became first Abbess of Shaftesbury.

Ethelhard May 12
+ 805. Born in Louth in Lincolnshire in England, he became the fifteenth Archbishop of Canterbury in 793. This was a time of political upheaval under Offa of Mercia who tried to abuse and dominate the Church like Charlemagne on the Continent. St Ethelhard resisted him.

Ethelina (Eudelme) Feb 18
? The patroness of Little Sodbury, now in Gloucestershire in England.

Ethelnoth Oct 30
+ 1038. Called 'the Good' and famed for his wisdom, he was a monk at Glastonbury in England, before becoming thirty-second Archbishop of Canterbury in 1020.

Ethelred (Ailred) May 4
+ 716. King of Mercia in England, he abdicated in order to become a monk at Bardney where he later became abbot.

Ethelwold Aug 1
912-984. Born in Winchester in England and already a monk and priest, in 955 he became Abbot of Abingdon and in 963 Bishop of Winchester. Together with St Dunstan and St Oswald of York he led the monastic revival of the age, restoring the monasteries of Newminster, Milton Abbas, Chertsey, Peterborough, Thorney and Ely to monastic life after occupation by married clergy. For this reason, he was called 'The Father of Monks'. The Winchester School of Illumination flourished under him, as did developments in music and liturgy.

Ethenia and Fidelmia Jan 11
+ 433. Daughters of King Laoghaire in Ireland and among the first converts of St Patrick, they became nuns and reposed in holiness.

Etherius June 14
+ c 6th cent. Bishop of Vienne in France.

Etherius July 27
+ 573. Bishop of Auxerre in France.

Etherius (Alermius) Aug 27
+ 602. Bishop of Lyons in France.

Ethernan Dec 3
? Born in Scotland, he became a bishop in Ireland, returning to preach the Gospel in Scotland.

Ethilwold Feb 12
+ c 740. A disciple of St Cuthbert, he was Abbot of Melrose in Scotland before becoming Bishop of Lindisfarne in England.

Ethilwald March 23
+ 699. A monk at Ripon in England, he lived as a hermit on Inner Farne for twelve years.

Etto (Hetto) July 10
+ c 670. Born in Ireland. He was Abbot of St Peter's at Fescau in Belgium and also bishop.

Eucharius Dec 8
1st cent. First Bishop of Trier in Germany.

Eucherius Feb 20
+ 743. Born in Orleans in France, he became a monk at Jumièges near Rouen in about 714. In 721 he became Bishop of Orleans, opposing the theft of church lands by Charles Martel. For this he was exiled to Cologne in Germany in 737. Here he became very popular and so was sent to Liège in Belgium. He spent the rest of his life at the monastery of St Trond near Maastricht in Holland.

Eucherius Nov 16
+ 449. He became a monk at Lérins in France in 422 and his wife Galla became a nun. Two of their sons became bishops. In 434 he became Bishop of Lyons and in 441 he presided the Council of Orange with St Hilary and several of his ascetic works still exist

Eudo (Eudon, Eudes Odo) Nov 20
+ c 760. A monk at Lerins in France, he founded the monastery of Corméry-en-Velay (Charmillac, later called Saint-Chaffre).

Eufridus Oct 11
7th cent. A monk near Asti in Italy, whose relics were venerated in the Cathedral of Alba in Piedmont.

Eugendus (Oyend) Jan 1
450-c 510. Fourth Abbot of Condat in France, called Saint-Oyend after him and later Saint-Claude. He became a monk at the age of seven and lived there until his repose.

Eugene June 2
+ 657. A priest in Rome who acted for St Martin during the latter's exile in the Chersonese. After St Martin's martyrdom in 655, Eugene was chosen to succeed him. Gentle and kind to the poor, he opposed Monothelitism with courage.

Eugene, Salutaris, Muritta and Companions July 13
+ 505. Eugene became Bishop of Carthage in North Africa in 481 but was soon afterwards expelled by the Arian Vandals with many of his flock, some of them mere boys. They were exiled to the desert of Tripoli, where they suffered greatly. In 488 they were allowed to return to Carthage, but Eugene was exiled again eight years later and reposed at Albi in Italy. All the above are considered to be martyrs because of their sufferings.

Eugene (Eoghan, Euny, Owen) Aug 23
6th cent. Born in Ireland, he preached abroad and then returned to Ireland, where he became first Bishop of Ardstraw in Tyrone.

EugeneI of Toledo Nov 13
+ 657. A Spanish Goth, born in Toledo in Spain. He became a monk at St Engracia in Saragossa. Finally, in 646, he became Bishop of Toledo. He was a gifted poet and musician and zealous for the beauty of the liturgy

Eugene Nov 15
? He preached the Gospel with St Dionysius, Bishop of Paris in France, and was martyred.

Eugene Nov 17
+ 422. A deacon of the Church of Florence in Italy with Bishop Zenobius. He had been a disciple of St Ambrose at Milan.

Eugene Dec 30
? Bishop of Milan in Italy.

Eugenia Sept 16
+ 735. Daughter of Adalbert, Duke of Alsace in France, she succeeded her aunt, St Ottilia, as Abbess of Hohenburg.

Eugenia Dec 25
+ ?257. A virgin-martyr in Rome under Valerian, she was buried in the cemetery of Apronian on the Via Latina.

Eugenian Jan 8
4th cent. Bishop of Autun in France, he was a staunch defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism, for which he was martyred.

Eugyppius Jan 15
+ c 535. Born in North Africa, he was ordained priest at Rome and was a companion of St Severinus of Noricum in Austria, whose Life he wrote.

Eulalia (Aulaire, Aulazie, Olalla) of Barcelona Feb 12
+ c 304. Born in Barcelona in Spain, she was a virgin-martyr under Diocletian.

Eulalia Dec 10
+ c 304. The most famous virgin-martyr in Spain. Prudentius wrote a long hymn describing her martyrdom and she is mentioned by other writers. Born in Mérida, aged thirteen she was burnt at the stake there under Diocletian.

Eulogius of Cordoba March 11
+ 859. A prominent priest in Cordoba in Spain when the Moorish persecution was at its height. Outstanding for his courage and learning, he encouraged the Orthodox in their sufferings and wrote The Memorial of the Saints for their benefit. He himself suffered martyrdom for protecting St Leocritia, a young girl converted from Islam.

Euphebius May 23
? Bishop of Naples in Italy.

Euphemia, Dorothy, Thecla and Erasma Sept 3
? 1st cent. A group of virgin-martyrs in Aquileia in Italy, venerated in Venice and Ravenna.

Euphrasius Jan 14
? A bishop martyred in North Africa by the Arian Vandals.

Euphronius Aug 3
+ c 475. Bishop of Autun in France and a friend of St Lupus of Troyes.

Euphronius Aug 4
530-573. Bishop of Tours in France. He worked hard to rebuild Tours after it had been burnt down.

Euplus Aug 12
+ 304. Living in Catania in Sicily, he was found with a copy of the Gospels, which was against Diocletian's edict. He was cruelly racked and martyred.

Euprepius Aug 21
1st cent. First Bishop of Verona in the north of Italy.

Eurgain June 30
6th cent. Foundress of Cor-Eurgain in Wales, later called Llantwit.

Eurosia (Orosia) June 25
+ 714. Born in Bayonne in France, she was martyred by the Saracens in Jaca in the Pyrenees in Spain. She was also venerated in the south of France and in the north of Italy.

Eusebia March 16
+ c 680. Eldest daughter of Sts Adalbald and Rictrudis, she became a nun at Hamage or Hamay in Belgium, a convent which had been founded by her grandmother St Gertrude and where she later became abbess.

Eusebia Sept 20
+ c 731. Abbess of a convent in Marseilles in France. She was martyred with some forty nuns by the Saracens at Saint-Cyr.

Eusebia Oct 29
Late 3rd cent. A virgin-martyr in Bergamo in Italy and niece of St Domnio, martyred under Maximian Herculeus.

Eusebius Jan 31
+ 884. Born in Ireland, he became a monk at St Gall in Switzerland and later lived as a hermit on Mt St Victor in the Vorarlberg. While denouncing godlessness, he was struck with a scythe and killed. As a result he was venerated as a martyr.

Eusebius and Companions March 5
? A group of ten martyrs who suffered in North Africa.

Eusebius March 5
+ c 423. Born in Cremona in Italy, he became an abbot in Bethlehem and took part in the struggle against Origenism.

Eusebius of Vercelli Aug 2
c 283-371. Born in Sardinia, in 340, he became Bishop of Vercelli in Piedmont in Italy. He fought Arianism and was exiled to the East. Before returning to Italy he visited St Athanasius in Alexandria. He reposed in peace in Vercelli in 371, although he has been called a martyr on account of his sufferings.

Eusebius of Milan Aug 12
+ 465. A Greek by birth, he was Bishop of Milan in Italy for sixteen years. He opposed Eutychianism.

Eusebius Aug 14
4th cent. A priest in Rome who founded the 'church' called the titulis Eusebii after him.

Eusebius Aug 17
+ 310. A Greek by birth, he reposed in exile in Sicily.

Eusebius, Pontian, Vincent and Peregrinus Aug 25
+ 192? Martyrs in Rome.

Eusebius of Bologna Sept 26
+ c 400. He became Bishop of Bologna in Italy in about 370. He was a close friend of St Ambrose of Milan and an ardent opponent of Arianism.

Eusebius, Marcellus, Hippolytus, Maximus, Adria, Paulina, Neon, Mary Martana and Aurelia Dec 2
+ 254-259. Martyrs in Rome under Valerian. Eusebius, a priest, Marcellus, his deacon, and Neon and Mary were beheaded; Adria and Hippolytus were scourged to death; Paulina died in a torture-chamber; Maximus was thrown into the Tiber.

Eustace (Eustasius) March 29
+ 625. A favourite disciple and monk of St Columbanus, whom he succeeded as second Abbot of Luxeuil in France. There were some six hundred monks there, many of whom became saints.

Eustace, Theopistes, Agapitus and Theopistus Sept 20
+ 118. Eustace was an officer, Theopistes, his wife, and Agapitus and Theopistus, their two sons, were martyred in Rome under Hadrian. Eustace owed his conversion to a vision of a stag with a cross between its antlers, seen by him while hunting.

Eustadiola June 8
+ 690. Born in Bourges in France, as a widow she spent her fortune building the convent of Moyenmoutier, where she became a nun and abbess.

Eusterius Oct 19
5th cent. Fourth Bishop of Salerno in Italy.

Eustochium Sept 28
c 370-419. Born in Rome, she was the third daughter of St Paula. She joined her mother in Bethlehem and succeeded her mother as abbess of a convent in Bethlehem in 404.

Eustochius Sept 19
+ 461. The successor of St Brice as Bishop of Tours in France.

Eustorgius June 6
+ 518. He became Bishop of Milan in Italy in 512 and spent large amounts of money paying the ransoms of many of his flock who had been taken prisoner by barbarians.

Eustorgius Sept 18
+ c 331. A Greek by birth, in 315 he became Bishop of Milan in Italy, where he exerted his influence against the Arians.

Euthalia Aug 27
? A virgin-martyr in Leontini in Sicily.

Euthymius Aug 29
4th cent. A Roman who fled to Perugia in Italy with his wife and his child, St Crescentius, during the persecution of Diocletian. He reposed in Perugia and is venerated there.

Eutropia Oct 30
5th cent. A holy woman who lived in Auvergne in France.

Eutropia Oct 30
+ ? 253. A martyr in North Africa, probably under Valerian.

Eutropius Apr 30
c 250? One of the companions of St Dionysius of Paris. He is honoured as the first Bishop of Saintes and martyr.

Eutropius May 27
+ c 475. Born in Marseilles, he succeeded St Justin as Bishop of Orange in France, when the diocese had been laid waste by the Visigoths.

Eutropius, Zosima and Bonosa July 15
+ c 273. Martyrs in Porto near Rome under Aurelian.

Eutychian Dec 8
+ 283. Born in Etruria or Tuscany in Italy, in 275 he succeeded St Felix I as Pope of Rome. He is venerated as a martyr.

Eutychius Feb 4
4th cent. A martyr in Rome under Diocletian. He was left in prison for twelve days without food and then thrown into a well.

Eutychius Apr 15
? A martyr in Ferentino in Italy.

Eutychius and Florentius May 23
6th cent. Two monks and wonderworkers who became abbots of a monastery in Valcastoria in Italy.

Eutychius Dec 11
4th cent. A martyr called San Oye either in Mérida or else in Cádiz in Spain.

Evagrius, Priscian and Companions Oct 12
? A group of martyrs either in Rome or else in Syria.

Eval (Uvol, Urfol) Nov 20
6th cent. A bishop in Cornwall. A village there is called after him.

Evan (Inan) Aug 18
9th cent. A hermit in Ayrshire in Scotland, where churches are dedicated to him.

Evaristus Oct 26
+ c 105. The fourth Pope of Rome and a martyr.

Evasius Dec 1
+ ? 362. The first Bishop of Asti in Piedmont in Italy, from where he was driven out by the Arians and martyred under Julian the Apostate at Casale Monferrato.

Evasius Dec 2
? First Bishop of Brescia in Italy.

Evellius May 11
+ c 66. An advisor of Nero, converted to Christ on witnessing the patience of the martyrs and himself martyred in Pisa in Italy.

Evergislus (Ebregesilus) Oct 24
? 5th cent. A Bishop of Cologne in Germany, martyred by heathen robbers.

Everildis (Averil) July 9
+ c 700. Born in England, she became a nun at a place called 'the Bishop's Farm', later known as Everingham (in Yorkshire), where she became abbess of a convent of some eighty nuns.

Evermarus May 1
+ c 700. A pilgrim murdered by robbers in Rousson near Tongres in Belgium.

Evermund (Ebremund) June 10
+ c 720. Born in Bayeux in France, he married but with his wife's consent founded several monasteries and convents, including Fontenay-Louvet near Séez, where he became monk and abbot. His wife had entered a convent as a nun.

Evodius, Hermogenes and Callista Apr 25
? By tradition martyrs in Syracuse in Sicily.

Evodius Oct 8
5th cent. Bishop of Rouen in France.

Evodius Nov 12
+ c 560. Bishop of Le Puy in France.

Evortius (Euvert) Sept 7
+ c 340. Bishop of Orleans in France, the monastery of Saint-Euvert was founded to enshrine his relics.

Ewald the Fair and Ewald the Dark Oct 3
+ c 695. Two brothers born in Northumbria in England who became monks and priests and followed St Willibrord to Frisia in Holland. They were martyred together in Aplerbeck, now a suburb of Dortmund in Germany.

Exuperantia Apr 26
? A saint whose relics are venerated in Troyes in France.

Exuperantius Jan 24
5th cent. Born in North Africa, he became Bishop of Cingoli near Ancona in Italy.

Exuperantius May 30
+ 418. Bishop of Ravenna in Italy from 398 to 418.

Exuperius (Soupire, Spire) Aug 1
? 4th cent. Bishop of Bayeux in France, he is honoured in Corbeil.

Exuperius (Soupire) Sept 28
+ 411. Bishop of Toulouse in France, he was noted for his generosity in sending large contributions to the poor in Palestine and Egypt.



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