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She was born in Exning, a village in Suffolk, the third daughter of the King of East Anglia.  She married Prince Tonbert as arranged by her parents but remained a virgin.  They lived in perpetual continency.  Her husband died three years after their marriage.  She lived a life of contemplation for five years on the  island of Ely.  She married King Egfrid of Northumberland but remained a virgin.  She devoted her time to devotions and charity.  Upon the advice of St. Wilfrid and more or less with her husband’s consent, after 12 years of marriage, she became a religious.  In 672 she returned to Ely and founded a monastery.  She became a model of virtue to all her Sisters.  After a lingering illness, she died in peace on June 23, 679.

FEAST DAY:  June 23

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