Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier

Also known as

  • Aubierge
  • Edelburga
  • Edilberga



Daughter of the king of East Angles. During her childhood, Ethelburga lived in a Gallic convent under the direction of Saint Burgundofara, a home she would have for the rest of her life. She was known throughout the community for her adherence to the Rule of the Order. In the mid-seventh century, Ethelburga was chosen abbess. She ruled with wisdom and justice until her death. Saint Tortgith of Barking was one of her nuns.


  • 664 at Faremoutier, France of natural causes
  • when her body was exhumed seven years after her death, it was found incorrupt


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier“. 3 July 2013. Web. 22 November 2014. <>