St. Oengus the Culdee, Abbot & Bishop
Born in Ireland; died c. 830. The appellation “Culdee,” Ceile De, or Kele-De means “worship of God,” which became the name of a monastic movement otherwise known as the “Companions of God.” Oengus was of the race of the Dalriadans, kings of Ulster. In his youth, renouncing all earthly pretensions, he chose Christ for his inheritance by embracing the religious life in the monastery of Cluain-Edneach (Clonenagh) in East Meath (County Laois). Here he became so great a proficient both in learning and sanctity, that no one in his time could be found in Ireland that equalled him in reputation for every kind of virtue, and for sacred knowledge. [go to]
Third Life St. Aengus (the Culdee)-Catholic Encyclopedia
Celtic and Old English Saints – 11 March . 2017. Celtic and Old English Saints – 11 March . [ONLINE] Available at: http://celticsaints.org/2017/0311a.html. [Accessed 11 March 2017].