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St BEGA
Also known as BEGA-OF-EGREMONT, BEY, BEZ

Irish princess shipwrecked on the coast of Cumbria.

Lord Egremont rescued her and she asked him for a patch of land to establish a nunnery.

Not too keen on this idea, he declared she could have all the land which was covered in snow on Midsummer's Day.

Guess what — she got her nunnery. All thanks to the power or prayer. Nothing like a 'let it snow' miracle.

Variations of her name include Bez and Bee. The town of St Bees is named after her, but to be honest we think Bez is a much cooler name. Innit?

Her Feast Day is usually given as 31st October but there is some confusion over the matter in ancient registers. Still, Halloween is at least easy to remember.

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Article last updated on 21 February 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT St BEGA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : BEGA
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : October 31st
Birth and Death Dates : ???-???
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BEGA-OF-EGREMONT, BEY, BEZ
Popularity index : 123

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