Today's Saint (October 13): Edward, King & Confessor (c. 1003-1061)

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Edward became king of England, being chosen as successor of his father, King Ethelred the Unready, in 1042. A holy man, Edward purportedly gave generously to the poor and allowed his subjects direct access to him. He founded the monastery of Westminster Abbey.

"Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he hath great delight in his commandments" (Ps. 112). (From the day's tract, page E 123, The People's Anglican Missal).

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Books Worth Considering

History of the Church in England
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)amazon
The Penguin Dictionary of Saints: Third Edition (Dictionary, Penguin)amazon