ST. BEGA, OR BEES, V.
SHE was a holy Irish virgin, who flourished about
the middle of the seventh century, led an anachoretical life, and
afterward founded a nunnery in Copeland near Carlisle. Her shrine was
kept there after her death, and became famous for pilgrims.* There is
in Scotland a place called Kilbees from her name, according to a note
of Th. Innes on the manuscript calendar kept in the Scotch College of
Paris. See Alford, Annal. t. 2, p. 294, Monast. Anglic. Suysken, t.
2, Sept. p. 694, &c.
The Irish Calendar commemorates on this day St.
Macculindus, bishop of Lusk, who departed to our Lord in 497. See