Celtic-Ss. Auxilius, Isserninus, and Secundius of Ireland- 6 December 2016

Ss. Auxilius, Isserninus, and Secundius of Ireland

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Old Kilcullen Church and Round Tower

5th century. Fellow workers under Saint Patrick in the evangelization of Ireland. The decree signed by the four, reminding the Irish clergy that appeals from the judgement of Armagh may be made to Rome, is still extant (Benedictines).

This is one of the canons of the so-called First Synod of Patrick, which contains decrees to the clergy by bishops Patricius, Auxlius, and Iserninus. It can be found in The Irish Penitentials. Ed. Ludwig Bieler, with an appendix by David Binchy. Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1963, and perhaps also John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer, Medieval Handbooks of Penance. New York: Columbia University Press, 1938.[ more  ]

Source: Celtic and Old English Saints – 6 December