Cissa of Crowland

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Cissa
Abbot of Crowland
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Thorney Abbey
Feast 23 Sept.[1]

Cissa of Crowland was a saint in the medieval Fenlands. He was the successor of Guthlac as abbot of Crowland, and is mentioned in Felix' Vita Guthlaci.[2] According to the Crowland Chronicle his tomb was next to Guthlac's, and like the tomb of Guthlac, was destroyed by the Scandinavians.[2] His relics were translated to Thorney Abbey in the 10th-century.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cissa-of-northumbria/
  2. ^ a b c Blair, "Handlist", p. 521

References

  • Blair, John (2002), "A Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Saints", in Thacker, Alan; Sharpe, Richard, Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 495–565, ISBN 0-19-820394-2 

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