Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet

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Saint Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet
Abbess
Born England
Died December 13, 759(759-12-13)
Minster-in-Thanet
Venerated in True Orthodox Church jurisdictions, by definition supporters of the 1983 Russian Orthodox Church in Exile, anathema against ecumenism such as the Tikhonites, and ecumenist jurisdictions such as the Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of England
Feast December 12, December 13 in Church calendar in some jurisdictions

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.

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Edburga was a friend and student of Saint Mildrith and regularly corresponded with Saint Boniface.

She became a Benedictine nun of The Minster-in-Thanet Abbey in 716. She succeeded Mildrith 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 (saints Peter and Paul) built there, to provide a shrine for the relics of St Mildrith.

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