Shrewsbury Diocese

St Winefride

Was born at Holywell, Wales, about 600; and died at Gwytherin, Wales, 3 Nov., 660. At fifteen years old she decided to become a nun and serve god, however this angered the son of a local prince who sought her hand in marriage.

He drew his sword and at one blow severed her head from the body. The head fell to the ground and a spring gushed from the ground beside it. St. Beuno, placed the severed head back on the body and Winefride awoke, as if from a sleep. Winefride carried out her desire to serve god and many miracles are attributed to her.

St-Winefride Lymm

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