St Hilda

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St Hilda

St Hilda
[614 to 680AD] A great-niece of King Edwin of Northumbria; his Kentish queen brought north St. Paulinus, a companion of St. Augustus of Canterbury, who baptised Hilda. At 33 she entered the religious life, and with encouragement from Aiden she founded the Abbey of Whitby for nuns and monks. She was renowned for her wisdom, and hosted the synod where the controversy between Roman and Celtic Christians about the date of Easter was settled.