St Bee

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Nun. Little is known about this seventh century saint, but a village and headland in Cumbria are named after her. She was venerated for centuries in Northumberland. Historians think she was probably Irish, and may have been consecrated as a nun by St Aidan.

Some books refer to a Saint Bega of Hackness on this day. This saint lived about the same time as St Bee and may have been the same person. She is said to have been a nun at Hackness and had a shrine at Whitby.

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