Saint Bettelin

Also known as

  • Bertram
  • Bertellin
  • Bethlin
  • Bethelm

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Spritual student of Saint Guthlac of Croyland. One of several hermits around Croyland in Lincolnshire, England who were subject to the monastery there.

Some stories claim Bettelin was a Mercian nobleman married to an Irish princess. While the two were travelling through a forest, the princess went into labour. Bettelin went for help, and while he was gone the princess delivered the baby; the two were eaten by wolves. This traumatic event reputedly sent Bettelin to the hermitage. The reliability of the story is, well, questionable.

Died

  • 8th century of natural causes
  • the remains of his shrine are found in Staffordshire, England

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bettelin“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 August 2014. Web. 18 September 2014. <>