Cissa of Crowland

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Cissa
Abbot of Crowland
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Thorney Abbey
Feast unknown

Cissa of Crowland was a saint in the medieval Fenlands. He was the successor of Guthlac as abbot of Crowland, and is mentioned in Felix' Vita Guthlaci.[1] According to the Crowland Chronicle his tomb was next to Guthlac's, and like the tomb of Guthlac, was destroyed by the Scandinavians.[1] His relics were translated to Thorney Abbey in the 10th-century.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Blair, "Handlist", p. 521

References[edit]

  • Blair, John (2002), "A Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Saints", in Thacker, Alan; Sharpe, Richard, Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 495–565, ISBN 0-19-820394-2