St Guthlac

(c. 673—714) hermit

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hermit. Of royal blood, he was a monk at Repton. He later migrated to an island in the Fens, where he lived a life of severe asceticism. The Guthlac Roll (now in the British Library) consists of drawings depicting his life. Feast day, 11 Apr. (in some calendars, 12 Apr.).

Subjects: Christianity.

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