Ethilwald of Farne

(d. 699)

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(d. 699),

hermit. He was a monk and priest of Ripon, who succeeded Cuthbert in the Inner Farne hermitage in 687. Almost nothing is known of him. Once Guthrid, the future abbot, with two monks of Lindisfarne, visited him by boat; on the return journey they were saved from shipwreck in a sudden storm by his prayers. The day of his death is usually recorded as 23 March, but he is mentioned in the Calendar of Willibrord under 21 April. He was buried at Lindisfarne next to Edbert and Cuthbert; his relics shared the wanderings of Cuthbert's body until both finally rested at Durham. Florence of Worcester reported many miracles due to his intercession.

Bede, H.E., v. 1; Bedas Metrische Vita sancti Cuthberti (ed. W. Jaager, 1935) c. 45; Florence of Worcester, Chronicon, i. 40.

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