Celtic and Old English Saints          25 December

* St. Alburga of Wilton

St. Alburga, Nun and Foundress of Wilton Near Salisbury
d. 800. Abbess and foundress, born a princess in Wessex, England. The
sister of King Egbert of Wessex, Alburga displayed piety at an early
age. She was married to Wulfstan of Wiltshire as part of a political
alliance. She founded Wilton Abbey while married to Wulfstan. Upon his
death, Alburga retired to Wilton and became the abbess.

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