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St. Alnoth

Hermit and martyr; died c. 700. We know very little of St. Alnoth. Neither does he appear to possess any proper day. He is mentioned in Jocelyn's life of St. Werburg as a pious neatherd at Weedon who bore with great patience the ill-treatment of the bailiff placed over him, and who afterwards became a hermit in a very lonely spot, where he was eventually murdered by two robbers. On this ground he was honoured as a martyr; and there was some concourse of pilgrims to his tomb at Stow near Bugbrook in Northamptonshire.

Sources

Acta SS., 27 February, III; STANTON, Menology (London, 1892), 565; BARING-GOULD, Lives of Saints (London, 1894), II, 48.

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APA citation. Thurston, H. (1907). St. Alnoth. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01331a.htm

MLA citation. Thurston, Herbert. "St. Alnoth." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01331a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Michael T. Barrett.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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