OF WILTON (900 a.d.)
time, it was the practice to send children to monasteries to be brought up.
Edith, daughter of King Edgar, was sent to Wilton Abbey, England, right
after being born.
she made her religious profession and her parents gave lots of gold and
jewelry to the monastery as a dowry. Shortly after, her own mother became
the Abbess of the monastery, but Edith insisted on being given the
lowest task in the monastery.
of her family died, she was called to be queen, but she refused and remained
a nun. Edith built a church at Wilton dedicated to St. Dunstan. During the
mass, St. Dunstan wept because it was revealed to him that Edith would die
soon. Forty three days later, Edith died suddenly.