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A figure of an 1800 Benedictine nun at Museum für Klosterkultur, 2009 photo by Andreas Praefcke, released to public domain via Wikimedia Commons

A figure of an 1800 Benedictine nun at Museum für Klosterkultur, 2009 photo by Andreas Praefcke, released to public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Amid the violence of the Middle Ages, there were gentle souls who practiced and preached mercy. Saint Tetta apparently was one of them.

Yet she is a mystery. The sister of a king, this eighth-century Anglo-Saxon abbess was important in her day. At Saint Boniface’s request, Mother Tetta sent nuns to today’s Germany to solidify Christianity. Some of her disciples also become saints, but little information about her survives. In fact, I’m cheating with this photo because I could not find any image of Tetta.

But we have a few clues. Check out today’s post on English Historical Fiction Authors to learn more.

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