Sunday, 6 June 2010

Saint Wite

At Whitchurch Canonicorum in Dorset lie the relics of Saint Wite, a local anchoress and martyr of the ninth century (Martyred by the Danes). King Alfred the Great had a church erected, where the present church stands, in 851, perhaps replacing an earlier wooden church housing the relics of the saint. Her Feast Day is on 1st June.

Holy Mother and Martyr Wite pray to God for us!