The hagiographer Leland (in “Itinerary” v. 218) records that Pandwyna was a daughter of a king of the Scots, who fled from those who would deflower her to a kinswoman who was prioress of Eltisley. She became a nun there until her death in 904AD. She was buried near a well named after her in Eltisley and was translated into the church there in 1344.
Although much about Pandwyna’s life is uncertain, the original vita having been lost, we know that she was invoked as patron against headaches, accidents and loneliness.
On this day let us pray for:
- All whose lives are quiet and may not be remembered in years to come.
- All who seek a simple, holy existence.
- All who suffer with headaches.
- All who are lonely.
- Those beset by accidents however big or small.