|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
Saint Mildgyth (or Mildgytha) (Old English: Mildgȳð) (died 676) was the youngest daughter of Merewalh, king of Mercia and Saint Eormenburh. She was the youngest sister of Saint Mildburh of Wenlock and Saint Mildrith. The three sisters have been likened to the three theological virtues: Mildburh to faith, Mildgyth to hope, and Mildrith to charity.
She was a Benedictine nun and later abbess of a Northumbrian convent. All that is known of St Mildgytha was that she was a nun and that “miraculous powers were often exhibited” at her tomb in Northumbria. She seems to have died long before her sisters, while still quite young, which may account for so little mention being made of her.
Her feast day is 17 January.
- Farmer, David Hugh. (1978). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Baring-Gould, S., "S. Mildgytha V.", Lives of the Saints, Vol. I, John Grant, Edinburgh, 1914
- O.S.B., "St. Mildred and Her Kinsfolk", Virgin Saints of the Benedictine Order
- "St. Milburga", Diocese of Shrewsbury