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Hilda, Saint,

614–80, English abbess of Whitby, princess of Northumbria. She became a Christian at the age of 13 and a nun at 33. About 647 she set out for a convent in France, but was recalled by St. Aidan to found a convent on the banks of the Wear River. In 657, St. Hilda founded the abbey later called Whitby. It was a double monastery, housing both men and women. The poet Cædmon became a lay brother there during her abbacy. Her strong personality made her a great figure in the Church in N England, and the Synod of Whitby (663) met in her abbey to settle differences between the Roman and the Celtic ecclesiastical uses. St. Hilda herself favored the Celtic rite, but the Roman rite was adopted. Feast: Nov. 17.
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And respecting language, I willingly hold communication in that spoken by my respected grandmother, Hilda of Middleham, who died in odour of sanctity, little short, if we may presume to say so, of her glorious namesake, the blessed Saint Hilda of Whitby, God be gracious to her soul!''
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St Hilda of Whitby replaced St Matthews as the Grangetown parish church in 1976.
Hilda of Whitby, founding abbess of the monastery of Whitby, a woman who was viewed as one with great energy and a love for the arts.
Hilda of Whitby, a real-life medieval British saint.
Hilda of Whitby who was born in West Saxony, England, in 614.
Apart from exceptional female protagonists, such as Hilda of Whitby, Teresa of Avila or Mary Ward, these centuries were characterized by the continuation of the trend towards the denial of women in the public sphere.
Hilda of Whitby, abbess of women and men, join the sexes together--our world to mend.
We named ourselves after Hilda of Whitby, who was both an English saint and a strong woman, who had taken a leadership role in the foundation of Whitby and had worked successfully alongside men.
Funeral service to be held on Thursday 19th July in St Hilda of Whitby Church, Grangetown at 10.45am, Followed by Interment at Eston Cemetery.
Suggestions include Hilda of Whitby, a seventh century Christian saint who advised kings.
Bridget was one such bishop, as was Hilda of Whitby who adhered to Celtic customs even after the synod she hosted turned the English church more toward Roman Christianity than the Celtic variety.