Celtic and Old English Saints          15 October

* St. Ethelric of Durham
* St. Oswald of York
* St. Thecla of Kitzingen

St. Ethelric, Bishop of Durham

Translation of the Relics of St. Oswald, Archbishop of York
Primary Feast is 28 February

St. Thecla of Kitzingen (Tecla of England), Abbess
Born in England; died in Germany, c. 790; feast day recorded also as
September 27 and 28. Saint Thecla, a nun of
Wimborne Abbey (Dorsetshire) under Saint Tetta (f.d. September 28),
joined the mission to Germany under her relative, Saint Lioba (f.d.
September 28). For a time, Saint Thecla was a nun at
Tauberbischofsheim. Saint Boniface (f.d. June 5) named her the first
abbess of Ochsenfuert, and then of the convent of Kitzingen, three miles
from Wuerzburg on the Main, over which she ruled for many years. Her
relics remained at Kitzingen until they were scattered during the
Peasants' War of the 16th century (Attwater, Benedictines, Bonniwell,
Encyclopedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).

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