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Eadwold of Cerne

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Eadwold of Cerne

Eadwold of Cerne was a 9th-century hermit, Anglian Prince and patron saint of Cerne, Dorset, who lived as a hermit on a hill about four miles from Cerne. His feast day is 29 August.



St. Eadwold was born about 835 AD, the son of Æthelweard of East Anglia and reputed brother of Edmund, king of East Anglia. He left his homeland possibly due to Viking Invasion, to live as a hermit on a hill about four miles from Cerne, Dorset. William of Malmesbury said he lived on bread and water, and worked many miracles. He is known from the writing of William of Malmesbury and the Hagiographies of St Eadwold of Cerne, by Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and also Secgan.


Eadwold died, Aug 29, c900 at Cerne in Dorset and is said to have been buried in his cell, and was later translated to a nearby monastery, dedicated to St Peter. and his veneration is credited with making that Abbey the third richest in England during the 11th Century.


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