The St Cuthbert Window

22d St Cuthbert tormented by devils

This panel shows St Cuthbert being tormented by demons while on his deathbed. Bede describes how Cuthbert, gravely ill, commanded the brethren, who had come to care for him, to return to Lindisfarne. He remained alone on Farne for five days, being tormented by demons. Such trials were believed to purify a saint’s soul and demonstrate their holiness.