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Saint Mildred
Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 30
Minster-in-Thanet
Thanet District
Kent, England

Roman Catholic Saint. She was the daughter of the early Anglo-Saxon king Merewald of Magnoset and was educated in France at the abbey at Chelles. While she was there, the abbess tried to persuade her to marry a young nobleman, but she refused. After threats and violence failed, the abbess locked her inside a blazing oven, but when it was opened after three hours Mildred was miraculously unharmed. After this event she was venerated as a saint, but the abbess beat her, forcing her to flee to England. When she landed at Ebbsfleet, Kent, she discovered a stone to step safely ashore upon, this was later taken to the abbey of Minster-in-Thanet as a relic and was said to have the power to cure disease. She then became a nun at Minster-in-Thanet and was made abbess on the death of St Ermenburga. Mildred died at the abbey in 732 AD after a long illness, and in 1033 her remains were transferred to a shrine in St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury. Her saint's day is July 14th and she is said to protect against damage by geese. (bio by: js) 
 
Burial:
St Augustine Abbey (ruins)
Canterbury
City of Canterbury
Kent, England
Plot: Shrine of St. Mildred
 
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Originally Created by: js
Record added: Feb 15, 2010
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Saint Mildred
Added by: js
 
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In your honor, Saint Mildred. Please pray for us.
- sjm
 Added: Jul. 30, 2016

- Cindy
 Added: Jul. 30, 2016
Saint Mildred, please pray for us.
- sjm
 Added: Jul. 30, 2015
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