Celtic – St Fionán (d. 661)-Feb 17

Saint Finian of Clonard Fionán was an Irish monk who accompanied Aidan from the island Iona of west Scotland to Lindisfarne, an island off north-east England (image). He succeeded him there as abbot. Bede called him “learned and prudent”: he was able to manage the tensions that emerged between the Celtic and Roman ritual expressions of Christianity [...]

Celtic Saint 7 February

St Mel, bishop (d. 487) St Mael Most of the accounts of the life of St. Mel (Mael) emphasize his connection to other saints, especially the two patron saints of Ireland, Patrick and Brigid. It is not known exactly when or where Mel was born, but it is recorded that his father's name was Conis [...]

Candlemas Mary Jesus and St. Brigid

Celtic Candlemas Meeting of the Lord, Russian Orthodox icon, 15th century.Anonymous Unknown author • Public domain Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass) is also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and also the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of [...]

ST. HONORATUS, ARCHBISHOP OF ARLES-16 Jan 2019

Icon of Saint Honoratus of Arles, founder of Lérins Monastery. Creative Commons Life He was of a consular Roman family, then settled in Gaul, and was well versed in the liberal arts. In his youth he renounced the worship of idols and gained his elder brother, Venantius, to Christ, whom he also inspired with a contempt of the [...]

Gregory the Great – St Angus MacNisse, 3 September 2018

As per usual, given the various versions of the Hagiography  of each saints, there are various versions according to the author and audience in conformity to the desires of the Church or religious orders of the time. If we look over at Celtic Saints of Sept. 3rd on this day there are  seven, including Gregory [...]

Celtic and Old English for May 2018-Kathleen Hanrahan and Mo! Langdon

Celtic and Old English Saints May 2018 1 St. Asaph of Wales St. Brioc of Brittany St. Ceallach of Killala St. Kevoca of Kyle 2 St. Gennys of Cornwall St. Germanus of Normandy St. Gluvias of Cornwall St. Neachtain St. Ultan of Peronne 3 St. Conleth of Kildare St. Ethelwin of Lindsey St. Philip of [...]

Easter Day 2018-celtic saints 1 April

  St. Cellach of Armagh Early life and background Cellach was the son of Áed mac Máele Ísu meic Amalgada of the Clann Sínnaig. Áed had been abbot of Armagh and Coarb Pátraic ("heir" or "successor" of Saint Patrick; head of the church of Armagh) from 1074 to 1091. The Clann Sínaig, of the Uí Echdach sept of [...]

Celtic saints of the Day 15 february

St. Berach of Cluain St. Dochow of Wales St. Farannan of Iona St. Sigfrid of Wexlow Ss. Winaman, Unaman & Sunaman St. Tanco of Werden St. Sigfrid of Wexlow, Bishop (Sigfrid Vaxjo) Born in Glastonbury, England (?); died at Vaxjo, Sweden, c. 1045. Tradition says that the patron saint of Sweden is an Englishman, Sigfrid, [...]