Modwenna is believed to have been a hermitess on the island of Andresey in the Trent River in England and also known as Monenna. The facts of her life are hopelessly confused with those of other saints, among them, the Irish Darerea (also known as Moninna and is said to be the first Abbess of Killeavy, who died about 517), Modwenna (St. Hilda's successor as Abbess of Whitby, who died about 695), and Modwenna (Abbess of Polesworth, Warwickshire, who died about 900). The name is also spelled Moninne and Merryn. Her feast day is July 6.
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By Deacon Keith Fournier
This great defender of the faith insisted on the central claim of Christianity: God can be known and loved-indeed, that is why He came into our midst in the person of His Son; so that through a relationship with Jesus Christ, man could participate in the ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes