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Feast of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

(634 – 687 A.D.)

St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne was born in present-day Scotland to a lowly family, and worked as a shepherd near the Melrose Abbey monastery.  A child playmate prophesied that he would one day become a bishop.  And one day, while tending to his sheep, St. Cuthbert saw in a vision the soul of St. Aidan, the Bishop of Lindisfarne, carried to heaven by angels.  This mystical experience inspired in him a desire to become a monk.

After spending time as a soldier defending his home region of Northumbria against attack, he arrived on horseback, armed with a spear, seeking entrance at the monastery.  He was received and became a monk in the Celtic Christian tradition.  He grew in holiness and learning, and after serving as prior he withdrew from the community into the lifestyle of a solitary hermit.

After several years of a quiet life of prayer and penance, he was persuaded to return to active life as the Bishop of Lindisfarne.  A year later he became sick and died.  Miracles were reported at his grave; in fact, so numerous were the reported miracles that Cuthbert was called the “Wonder-worker of England.”

Throughout the Middle Ages the shrine of Cuthbert remained one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in northern England.

His feast day is March 20th.

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For more detail on the life of this saint please visit the blogger Christian Orthodoxy and the article, Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Wonderworker at https://orthochristian.com/92028.html .
King Ecgfrith of Northumbria bequeathing to St Cuthbert the bishopship of Hexham, a city in the ecclesiastical province of Liverpool. High Middle Ages, England, 7th century.

Have faith and wholeheartedly trust God Who will never abandon those who Love Him.”

Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Not all of us can be rich, wise, famous … yet, all of us – yes, all of us – are called to be saints.”

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
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Icon of St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Wonder-worker of Britain (+687). For this and other beautiful traditional icons, books, and gifts please visit Uncut Mountain Supply, https://www.uncutmountainsupply.com.

Saint Cuthbert, Wonder Worker of England, pray for us.

Be not afraid!  And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always.  Holy Family, pray for us.  Amen.

The Holy Family, Murillo
The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities (c. 1675-82) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617 – 1682)

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