St. Egwin of Worcester
Dec 30, 2021
Founded the Abbey of Evesham
Egwin of Worcester was of a noble family, possibly a descendant of the Mercian kings.
Devoted to God since his youth, he succeeded to the see of Worcester in 662.
Though a good bishop, protector of orphans and widows, and a fair judge, he incurred the animosity of people who resisted his insistent teaching on marital morality and clerical celibacy.