Ethelburga, daughter of the English king Anna, and Sethrida, the king's stepdaughter, entered the French double-monastery of Faremoutier (Brie). Both became abbesses of the convent. The princess Ercongota, daughter of Ethelburga's sister Saint Sexburga, joined them, becoming "a nun of outstanding virtue," as Saint Bede
describes her. Having learned from a vision that she was soon to die, Ercongota went from room to room visiting the ill nuns
of her convent, disclosing to them her approaching end and begging their prayers
for her soul. On the night of Ercongota's death, many monks in the monastery adjacent to her convent
heard what sounded like the voices of a choir
and the din of a throng entering the convent. Upon going outside to find out what was happening, the monks observed a light descending upon the convent
from heaven. When three days after Ercongota's burial her tomb
was re-opened, a balm-like fragrance emanated from her grave. Ercongota's aunt, Ethelburga, was revered for her great purity. Ethelburga's body was found to be incorrupt seven years after her death.