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 [...]

Saints for 10 August 2017

CatholicSaints.Info notes about your extended family in heaven 10 August <- Yesterday Calendar Tomorrow -> Lawrence of Rome (Feast) Our Lady of Good Success — Agathonica of Carthage Agilberta of Jouarre Amadeus of Portugal Aredius of Lyon Asteria of Bergamo Augustine Ota Bassa of Carthage Bessus Bettelin Blane Claude-Joseph Jouffret de Bonnefont Deusdedit the Cobbler Edward [...]

Celtic-St Brieuc 17 December 2016

St Brieuc (Brioch, Briach, Sant Brieg in Breton), born in British Cornwall, he came to Paris where he was ordained priest by St Germanus (not St Germanus of Auxerre) in the year 549. The year after, he returned back to his country, converted his father, built churches and monasteries, erected Crosses and worked miracles. On [...]

Celtic -St. Paulinus of Wales 23 November

St. Paulinus of Wales (also known as Polin, Pewlin, Paulhen) Died c. 505. A Welsh abbot, pupil of Saint Illtyd, Paulinus is possibly the founder of the monastery of Whitland (Caermarthen), where he had among his disciples Saint David and Saint Teilo (Benedictines). Source: Celtic and Old English Saints - 23 November From wikipedia: G. [...]

Celtic-St. Kea, Bishop of Devon and Cornwall 5th November

  St. Kea, Bishop of Devon and Cornwall (Kay, Ke, Kenan, Quay) About the Fifth century, a young Irish monk watched with anguish as his brother monks sailed away from the southern shore of Ireland to preach the word of God to the heathen in England. Such was his distress at being left behind that [...]

Celtic-St. Gwyddfarch, Hermit of Moel yr Ancr, Wales-3rd November 2016

Celtic-St. Gwyddfarch, Hermit of Moel yr Ancr, Wales-3rd November 2016 A number of ascetics chose the tops of hills. One such was the hermit and monastic founder St Gwyddfarch. We know little about his early life beyond the fact that he was part of the community founded by his spiritual father, St Llywelyn at Trallwng [...]

Celtic- St. Alfred the Great – 26 October

St. Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons (+899) When the Gospel was first preached in Britain, the island was inhabited by Celtic peoples. In the 400's, pagan Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, invaded Britain and drove the Christian Celts out of what is now England into Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The [...]