St. Pandwyna of Eltisley, Cambridgeshire


Commemorated on August 26

St. Pandwyna was a holy virgin born in either Scotland or Ireland.

She was a nun at Eltisley, located about four miles from St. Neots in Cambridgeshire, where a church is dedicated to her. 

The hagiographer Leland recorded that Pandwyna was a daughter of a king of the Scots, who fled from those who would deflower her to a kinswoman who was prioress of Eltisley.

St. Pandwyna died in 904 and was buried near the St. Pandonia Well in Eltisley.  Her relics were translated into the church there in 1344.

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