Saints Who Loved Animals – St Cuthbert – Feast Day 20th March

St Cuthbert (634 AD – 687 AD) was a Saint who loved Animals.

He was a Scottish shepherd boy until he was fifteen, when he became a monk in Melrose Abbey. Later, he became a hermit, living on Farne Island in a small cell. There he made friends with the birds, giving them his protection from hunters and sharing meals with them. He is the patron saint of otters, and after standing waist-deep in the North Sea during his nightly prayer vigils, two otters would come and warm his feet.

To see more saints who loved animals visit the Catholic Concern for Animals’ website here.

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