January 7, 2024
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of January, repeating indefinitely
St. Cedd is brother to St. Chad, bishop of Litchfield and to St. Celm and Cimbert, apostolic priests, who all labored zealously in the conversion of the English Saxons, their countrymen. St. Cedd was first sent to preach the gospel to the midland English and then to convert the East-Saxons. He established a monastery in the mountainous part of Yorkshire, in Lestingay in 658. He died during a great pestilence in England. Thirty of the saint’s religious brethren in Essex, upon the news of his death, came to Lestingay, in the resolution to live and die where their holy father had ended his life.