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Saints of the British Isles

 

Feast day:  June 3


Saint Kevin of GlendaloughAbbot of Glendalough 

 

St. Kevin was birthed without labor pains to a noble Leinster familiy, as a sign that he was the fulfillment of the prophecy of St. Patrick of the one to come who would evangelize the region of Ireland just south of Dublin...


Feast day: 24 October

 

Saint Maglorious was an abbot of Irish origin. He was educated at Llantwit Major by Illtud. With Samson he went to Brittany and founded monasteries under the protection of King Childebert. Maglorius became abbot of one of them near Dol. After some years he retired to Sark, where he founded a monastery and died. A connection with Jersey is also claimed by his late Life: his removal of a tiresome dragon was rewarded by gifts of land. He died in 575.


Feast day:  April 24

 

Archbishop of Canterbury (624)


Feast day:  June 23

 

Milburga was abbess of Wenlock Abbey in Salop, Shropshire, England (between 722-730). She received the veil from St. Theodore of Canterbury.

 

She was the daughter of a king of Mercia and sister of Sts. Mildred of Thanet and Mildgytha. Her father and her uncle, King Wulfhere, provided funds for the abbey. Among the remarkable abilities she evidenced were levitation and power over birds.


Feast day: August 26

 

Saint NinianBishop and confessor; date of birth unknown; died about 432. The first Apostle of Christianity in Scotland.

 

Also known as Ninias, Ninus, Dinan, Ringan, Ringen...


Feast day: September 16

 

Bishop and confessor; date of birth unknown; died about 432. The first Apostle of Christianity in Scotland. Also known as Ninias, Ninus, Dinan, Ringan, Ringen...


Feast day: March 3

 

Non (also Nonna or Nonnita) was, according to Christian tradition, the mother of Saint David (Dewi Sant), the patron saint of Wales...


Feast day: August 5

 

Saint Oswald. Durham CathedralKing of Northumbria and Martyr. Born, probably, 605; died 5 Aug., 642.

 

The second of seven brothers, sons of Ethelfrid, who was grandson of Ida, founder of the Kingdom of Northumbria in 547. Oswald's mother was Acha, daughter of Ella or Alla, who, after Ida's death, had seized Deira and thus separated it from the Northern Bernicia... 


Feast day: August 20

 

Saint OswinKing and Martyr of Deira, Northumbria.

Died at Gilling, Yorkshire, England, on August 20, 651.

 

When his father, King Osric of Deira (roughly the county of Yorkshire), was killed by the pagan Welsh King Cadwallon in 633, he was taken to Wessex for safety, baptized, and educated there by Saint Aidan...


Feast day:  April 15

 

Bishop and founder of Llandabarn Fawr

 

5-6th century


  

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