Σάββατο, 05 Σεπτέμβριος 2015

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Feast day:  May 25

 

Saint AldhelmBishop of Sherborne (6th cent.)


Feast day:  May 1

 

Bishop of Llanelwy (6th cent.) 


Feast day:  May 26

 

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury (605)

 

He is the founder of the Church in southern England, which at that time was almost entirely pagan, though Christianity thrived in the Celtic lands of Ireland, Wales and parts of Scotland. Augustine, a monk at the monastery of St Andrew in Rome, was chosen by Pope Gregory I to lead a mission to England


Feast day:  May 27

 

Saint BedeMonk of Jarrow, biblical scholar (735)

 

St Bede, or the Venerable Bede, as he is often called, was born in 673 A.D. on the land of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul in Wearmouth. At the age of 7 he was entrusted to the care of Benedict Biscop, the founder of the monastery, and then to Ceolfrith who in 681 was appointed Abbot of the monastery’s new foundation in Jarrow. Bede spent the rest of his life in the monastery. He was ordained deacon at the age of 19 and priest at 30...


Feast day:  May 16

 

Saint BrendanAbbot of Clonfert (6th cent.)

 

He was born around 484 at Tralee in Kerry, Ireland. He founded several monasteries in Ireland, of which the chief was Cluain Ferta Brenaind (anglicized as Clonfert) in County Galway. His missionary and pastoral travels took him on voyages to the Scottish islands, and possibly to Wales; thus in his own time he was known as 'Brendan the Voyager.' He reposed in peace...


  

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