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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume III: March. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

March 23

St. Edelwald, Priest and Confessor

HE 1 was, for his eminent sanctity, honoured with the priesthood whilst he lived in the monastery of Rippon. Afterwards he led an eremitical life in the isle of Farne, where he died in 699, about eleven years after St. Cuthbert. His body was translated to Lindisfarne, afterwards to Durham.—See Bede in vita S. Cuthberti, n. 68.  1
Note 1. Edelwald, or Ethelwald, signifies noble, potent. [back]