Monk of Lindisfarne Abbey. Noted for his personal sanctity, his extensive Bible knowledge, and his charity to the poor; he annually gave away a tenth of his goods and property. Bishop of Lindisfarne, England for eleven years; successor to Saint Cuthbert. Even as bishop he would make two 40-day retreats each year to live as a hermit in meditation. Built several churches in the region, and improved the structures at Lindisfarne. Bede wrote about him.
- 6 May 698 of natural causes
- buried in the grave that had held Cuthbert‘s remains before they were translated to chapel
- Edbert’s relics were translated to Durham, England in 875
- “Saint Edbert of Lindisfarne“. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 April 2014. Web. 27 February 2015. <>