Saint Pega of Peakirk

[Saint Pega of Peakirk]Also known as

  • Pega of Croyland
  • Margareta of….
  • Pea of….
  • Pee of….
  • Pege of….
  • Peggy of….
  • Pègue of….
  • Pegia of….

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Daughter of Penwalh. Sister of Saint Guthlac of Croyland. Related to the royal family of the East Angles. Lived as a hermit in the Fens, Northhamptonshire, England near her brother. Once the devil took on her form to persuade Guthlac to break his vow to never eat before sunset. To prevent further attempts, Pega left the area and never returned in Guthlac’s life. Anchoress near Croyland Abbey; a church was built on the site of her hermitage, and an Anglican convent dedicated to Pega survives to today. Peakirk (Pega’s Church) is named for her. While en route to her brother’s funeral in 714, she cured a blind man from Wisbech. Made a pilgimage to Rome, Italy and died before returning home.

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  • “Saint Pega of Peakirk“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 January 2014. Web. 20 October 2014. <>