St. Cuthburga, Abbess of Wimborne
The first abbess of Wimborne, St. Cuthburga was well-connected: she was
the daughter, wife, and mother of kings. She left her husband to become a
nun under St. Hildelitha at Barking. Sometime after 705, Cuthburga and her
sister, St. Quenburga, founded a double-monastery at Wimborne, from which
a band of missionary nuns left for Germany, where they worked with St.
Boniface. Hard on herself but kind to others, Cuthburga died c. 725.
Karen Rae Keck
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