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Shrine of St. Frideswide, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Feast, July 18; Edburga of Bicester
St. Edburga lived in the early seventh century, and was the daughter of the ruthless pagan king, Penda of Mercia. She became a nun at Castor and later the Abbess of a nunnery she built with her sister St. Edith at Aylesbury. Her relics were later translated to a house of Austin Canons in Bicester where the base of her shrine survives. Above is an image of pilgrims venerating her relics at the shrine.