Feast day: September 16th
When did St. Edith of Wilton live: 961-984
Biography of St. Edith of Wilton:
Edith of Wilton was born in 961 at Kensing as the daughter of King Edgar of England and Wulfrida. According to tradition, Edith was brought to Wilton Abbey at a very young age , educated there and became a nun at the age of fifteen. Due to the death of her half-brother Edward, she was offered the crown of England but refused to become queen. Instead, she built a church at Wilton, which was dedicated to St. Denis. Saint Edith of Wilton died on September 15th 984 from a fatal illness.
Patronage: St. Edith of Wilton is patron saint of the Wilton Abbey
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Edith of Wilton - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Edith of Wilton is shown as a beautiful nun with book.