Saint Osyth

On 7th October we were able to commemorate the feast of St. Osyth by a short trip to the place that bears the name of this local saint. Saint Osyth was martyred in 653 AD by invading Danes. The wife of a king of Essex, she had later entered a convent which she ruled as abbess. The village of St. Osyth is also the site of the ruins of a priory of Augustinian canons (Black Canons) until the Dissolution.

St. Osyth meets her death

St. Osyth meets her death

The Gatehouse of the Priory

The Gatehouse of the Priory

We were also able to make a short visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Light, Spouse of the Holy Ghost in nearby Clacton. To find out more about the shrine please see the web-site.
Our Lady of Light

Our Lady of Light

 

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