St Winifred was a Welsh virgin of the 6th or 7th Century who lived near Holywell in Clwyd. She was beheaded by a prince after she refused advances from him and springs of water appeared where her head struck the ground. Apparently her uncle St Bueno brought her back to life and she lived out the rest of her life as a nun. Her remains were kept at Shrewsbury, although the spring at Holywell remains a site of pilgrimage to the present day.
Prayer: St Winifred
Lord you have gathered us together today
in your name.
We have brought alive through
prayer the life of your beloved Virgin,
a woman of faith and love.
We ask St Winifred
to intercede for us as we continue
the journey of life.
We pray that she may send love into our hearts, that our lives be changed by the power of your spirit, to do good works here on earth.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
St Winifred. Pray for us.