John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: March 17

Ten other Irish saints:

1.  St. Attracta
Patron saint of the parish of Tourlestrane, County Sligo; reputed to have defeated a dragon that was killing farmers' livestock.
2.  St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise
Tutor of Saint Carthage the Elder; founder of the Monastery of Clonmacnoise
3.  St. Enda of Aran
A warrior who renounced violence and became a priest; founded one of the first monasteries in Ireland
4.  St. Gall
Sixth century missionary to Gaul
5.  St. Maelrubha
Missionary to Scotland; founded the Abercrossan Monastery; martyred in 722
6.  St. Abban of Magheranoidhe
Founded numerous churches in the district of Ui Cennselaigh and an abbey at Rosmic-treoin
7.  St. Brenach
Fifth century missionary to Wales
8.  St. Columba
Missionary monk who reintroduced Christianity to northern Britain during the Dark Ages; one of the patron saints of Ireland
9. St. Fiacc
Founded churches in Domnach-Fiech and Sletty; chief bishop of Leinster
10.  St. Jarlath
Founded a college at Cloonfush, near Tuam; patron saint of the Archdiocese of Tuam

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