Today is also the Optional Memoria, in Staffordshire, of the seventh century Abbess, St Werburg. She was the great niece of St Etheldreda of Ely, and entered the monastic community there, eventually becoming its fourth Abbess. She was known for the holiness of her life and for her influence on monastic reform in her day.

May she pray for us, that monastic life may again flourish in our land, and may God bless you.