St. Cedd of the East Saxons
Oct 26, 2021
Patron Saint of Essex, Lastingham, and Interpreters
What little is known about St. Cedd comes to us from the saintly Venerable Bede, an early English historian.
A native of the region of Northumbria, England, he was one of four brothers, one of whom was St. Chad.
By the year 653 he had been ordained a priest.
At the time what is today the British isle was divided into several small kingdoms. Under the influence of St Augustine of Canterbury and other missionary saints the seeds of Christianity were sown far and wide throughout the land.