The Belated Saints of Whitby Part 1

Such is the passion that has surrounded the Synod of Whitby (see earlier post) that most of its named participants are considered to be saints by one faction or another -- St. Wilfrid of York, St. Hild of Whitby, St. Colman of Lindisfarne, and St. Cedd of Lastingham/Essex. Yet, they all really became saints in... Continue Reading →

Saints of Heavenfield

Heavenfield is a rural site near Hadrian's wall, within the medieval monastic estate of the Abbey of Hexham. This rural patch of pasture is far from the traditional holy sites in Britain and yet it has a number of saints associated with it that could rival anywhere else in England. Here is a synopsis of... Continue Reading →

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