The Spirituality of Saint Cuthbert


Benedicta Ward SLG

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0133-7

LENGTH: 20 pages

Fairacres Publications 117

1992 3/2013

Examining two early biographies, the author explores the meaning of ‘spirituality’ in the life of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, producing a compelling picture of love and holiness.

Sister Benedicta bases this essay upon the life of one of the Celtic saints who first lived the Christian faith in the British isles, namely Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (634-87 AD). Using two early biographical writings, she explores the meaning of ‘spirituality’ in the life of Cuthbert with reference to the gospel. We are given a picture of the compelling and enduring power of love and holiness.

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20 pages


Benedicta Ward SLG



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

Sister Benedicta Ward SLG (1933–2022) entered the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God in 1955. She taught spirituality in the University of Oxford and was an Emeritus Fellow of Harris Manchester College. She wrote a number of books on early monasticism and on the Middle Ages, and was one of the world’s leading writers on the legacy of the Desert Fathers. Her published works include books on the Desert Fathers, the Venerable Bede, St Anselm, and on miracles and relics in the Christian tradition.

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