St. Mabena
(Born c.AD 474)
(Welsh: Mabyn; Latin: Mabena; English: Mavena)

St. Mabena was one of the many daughters of King Brychan Brycheiniog who evangelized Northern Kernow (Cornwall). She lived as a hermitess worshipping in a little chapel in the parish of St. Mabyn near Wadebridge, probably at Treveglos (Paul's Ground). She died on 18th November, around AD 550, and was buried in the parish church. She had her own hymn at St. Mabyn which the locals used to sing, celebrating her virtues and those of her twenty-three siblings.

Records of St. Mabena date back to the 12th century. She is generally considered legendary.


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