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Feast day: July 15

 

Saint DonaldSt. Donald lived in Olgivy, in Forfarshire, Scotland, in the early part of the 8th century. Upon the death of his wife, he and his nine daughters began to live a monastic lifestyle at home under his direction, cultivating the land by hand, and eating barely bread and water once a day. After St. Donald's repose, his daughters all entered a monastery in Abernethy, founded by Ss. Darlugdach and Brigid, where they became known as the Nine Maidens, or the Nine Holy Virgins.


Feast day:  July 3

 

Bishop of the Isle of Man

 

Born c. 410; died in Normandy, c. 474. In Wales his feast is kept on July 31 or October 1 (because of the confusion with another Germanus whose feast was on that day)...


Feast day: July 16

 

Cave-dweller of Jersey (6th cent)


Helier (in Latin: Helerius) was born in Tongres in Belgium, probably between 510 and 520 AD. He probably arrived in Jersey around 535 – 545 AD. He was martyred in approximately 550-560 AD. 


Feast day:  July 1

 

Saints Julius and Aaron are celebrated as two British martyrs who died during the religious persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 304...


Feast day: July 17

 

Prince of Mercia

 

Died c. 812-821. According to a popular legend of the Middle Ages, Kenelm was seven when his father, King Kenulf (Coenwulf) of Mercia, died, and he succeeded to the throne...


Feast day: July 15

 

Bishop of Winchester

 

Saint Swithun, painted by Dr John CrookSt. Swithun had been Abbot of the monastery attached to the cathedral, before he was made Bishop of Winchester in AD 852...

 

He was, say the chroniclers, a diligent builder of churches in places where there were none before and a repairer of those that had been destroyed or ruined. He also built a bridge on the east side of the city and, during the work he made a practice of sitting there to watch the workmen, that his presence might stimulate their industry.


Feast day: July 18

 

Also known as Enoch, Dwynwen, Thaney, Thenaw, Thenog, Thenova, Theneva (6th cent.)

 

Mother of St. Kentigern of Glasgow.


Saint Theneva was a British princess, daughter of a British prince, Lothus (from whom the province of Lothian was called). When it was discovered that she had conceived out of wedlock, she was thrown from a cliff. Unharmed at the bottom, she was then set adrift in a boat on the Firth of Forth. It was expected that she would die at sea, but God had other plans for the young woman...


Feast day: July 7

 

Bishop of Eichstatt

 

Bishop and missionary. A native of Wessex, England, he was the brother of Sts. Winebald and Walburga and was related through his mother to the great St. Boniface...


  

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