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Saint Guthlac of Croyland. Born to the Mercian noblity, he served a soldier and used his freedom and skill in arms to amass a fortune in looted treasure. In 697, however, he had a conversion, gave up the violent and worldly life, and lived in a swamp that was thought at the time to be the home of monsters and demons.

Saint Guthlac of Croyland. Born to the Mercian noblity, he served a soldier and used his freedom and skill in arms to amass a fortune in looted treasure. In 697, however, he had a conversion, gave up the violent and worldly life, and lived in a swamp that was thought at the time to be the home of monsters and demons.

St Oswald, king and martyr (d. 642), as portrayed in the frontispiece to an 11th-century copy of the Life by Drogo of St Winnocsbergen (Flanders)

St Oswald, king and martyr (d. 642), as portrayed in the frontispiece to an 11th-century copy of the Life by Drogo of St Winnocsbergen (Flanders)

Saint Columba of Iona pray for us and against floods, poets, Ireland and Scotland.  Feast day June 9.

Saint Columba of Iona pray for us and against floods, poets, Ireland and Scotland. Feast day June 9.

SANTA HILDEGARDA DE BINGEN.Santa HILDEGARDA, mística, visionaria, profetisa, médica, exorcista, música, virgen y monja benedictina germánica, fundadora y abadesa del monasterio de San Ruperto, había nacido en Böckelheim, cerca de Maguncia, Franconia del Oeste, Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico hacia el año 1098, siendo sus padres el noble Hildebert von BERMERSHEIM y Mechtild.

SANTA HILDEGARDA DE BINGEN.Santa HILDEGARDA, mística, visionaria, profetisa, médica, exorcista, música, virgen y monja benedictina germánica, fundadora y abadesa del monasterio de San Ruperto, había nacido en Böckelheim, cerca de Maguncia, Franconia del Oeste, Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico hacia el año 1098, siendo sus padres el noble Hildebert von BERMERSHEIM y Mechtild.

From Life of Saint Paul by Jerome and Life of Saint Guthlac England, probably Canterbury, probably 2nd quarter of 11th century 9 3/4 x 6 3/16 in. (24.7 x 15.7 cm) Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 389

From Life of Saint Paul by Jerome and Life of Saint Guthlac England, probably Canterbury, probably 2nd quarter of 11th century 9 3/4 x 6 3/16 in. (24.7 x 15.7 cm) Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 389

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