Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet

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Saint Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet
Born England
Died December 13, 759(759-12-13)
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church, Church of England
Feast December 12

Saint Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet (also known as Eadburh and Bugga) was a royal princess, the only daughter of King Centwine and Queen Engyth of Wessex in the 8th century of the Kent royal family and a saint in the Catholic Church.


Edburga was a friend and student of Saint Mildred and regularly corresponded to Saint Boniface.

She became a Benedictine nun and the Abbess of The Minster-in-Thanet Abbey in 716. She succeeded Mildred as the abbess.

During her time as an abbess she was able to secure royal charters for the abbey as well as having a new church built there.


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