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Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain - Saints of the British Isles
all that is known of St. Boisil is learnt from Bede (Eccles. Hist., IV,
xxvii, and Vita Cuthberti). He derived his information from Sigfrid, a monk of
Jarrow, who had previously been trained by Boisil at
Boisil's fame is mainly due to his connection with his great pupil, St.
Cuthbert, but it is plain that the master was worthy of the disciple.
Contemporaries were deeply impressed with Boisil's supernatural intuitions. When Cuthbert presented himself at
Boisil exclaimed "Behold a servant of the Lord", and he obtained
leave from Abbot Eata to receive him into the community at once...
Botolph was born in
about the year 610 and in his youth became a monk in
The sisters of Ethelmund, King of East Anglia, who were also sent to Gaul to
learn the monastic discipline, met Saint Botolph, and learning of his intention
to return to Britain, bade their brother the King grant him land on which to
found a monastery…
Branwallader is a Saint of the 6th century, feast day (in Jersey) of January 19th. He is also known as Branwalader,
Branwalator, Brelade, Breward. It is likely that the name "St.
Brelade" is a corruption of "St. Branwallader"....
He was born
around 484 at Tralee in
founded several monasteries in
of which the chief was Cluain Ferta Brenaind (anglicized as Clonfert) in
His missionary and pastoral travels took him on voyages to the Scottish
islands, and possibly to
thus in his own time he was known as 'Brendan the Voyager.' He reposed in
Also known as: Bride; Bride of the Isles; Bridget
of Ireland; Bridget; Brigid of Kildare; Brigit; Ffraid; Mary of the Gael.
Born in 453 at Faughart, County Louth, Ireland
and died on 1 February 523 at Kildare,
Ireland of natural causes; buried in Downpatrick, Ireland with Saint PatrickandSaint Columba; head
removed to Jesuit church in Lisbon, Portugal...
St. Cedd was the eldest of four holy brothers, born
into a noble Northumbrian family at the beginning of the 7th century. With his
siblings, Cynebil, Caelin & (St.) Chad, he entered the school at
Lindisfarne Priory at an early age and learnt the ways of the Irish monks under
Bishop Aidan. They were eventually sent to Ireland for further study and all
four subsequently became priests...
He was born
to a prominent noble family, the Ui-Niall clan of
Ireland, but he forsook all worldly
things and became a monk at a young age. He founded the monasteries of Derry
and Durrow, and traveled as a missionary in
Ireland for almost twenty years...
He died in
Constantine was a king of
the son of Padeon, whose conversion probably dates from a confrontation with
St. Petroc who was sheltering a stag which had taken refuge with him from