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Bishop Anthony Bloom’s conversion

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San Patricio ng Irlanda (+461)

17 Marco

Si San Patricio ay isang Kristiyanong Romano Britanikong misyonero at pintakasing santo ng Irlanda na kahanay nina Brigid ng Kildare at Columba. Noong labing-anim na taong gulang siya, nabihag siya ng mga mananalakay na mga Irlandes at inalipin sa Irlanda, kung saan namuhay siya ng anim na taon bago makatakas at makabalik sa kaniyang mag-anak. Pumasok siya sa simbahan, katulad rin ng ginawa ng kaniyang ama at lolo, naging diyakuno at isang obispo. Nagbalik siya sa Irlanda bilang isang misyonero sa hilaga at kanluran ng pulo, subalit kaunti lamang ang nalalaman hinggil sa mga pook kung saan siya nagsagawa ng mga gawaing pangmisyonero, at walang ugnay na magawa sa pagitan ni Patricio at ng anumang simbahan. Sa pagsapit ng ika-8 daantaon, naging santong patron siya ng Irlanda. Sinilang at umunlad ang sistema ng monasteryong Irlandes pagkaraan ng panahon ni Patricio at hindi pinainam ng simbahang Irlandes ang huwarang dioyesis na sinubok ilunsad ni Patricio at iba pang mga sinaunang mga misyonero.

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Saint Abban of Adamstone, Ireland (+520)

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St Abban’s Church in the lake Lady’s Island,

Co. Wexford, Ireland

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Saint Abban of Adamstown, Ireland (+520)

Saint Abbán moccu Corbmaic (d. 520), also Eibbán or Moabba, is an Irish Saint. He was associated, first and foremost, with Mag Arnaide (Moyarney or Adamstown, near New Ross, Co. Wexford) and with Cell Abbáin (Killabban, County Laois). Also, he connected to other churches elsewhere in Ireland, notably that of his sister Saint Gobnait.

His pedigree in the Irish genealogies, which appear to have been composed in the interest of Cell Abbáin, suggests that he belonged to the Uí Chormaic (also Moccu Chormaic or Dál Chormaic). It identifies his father as Laignech (lit. “Leinsterman”), son of Mac Cainnech, son of Cabraid, son of Cormac, son of Cú Corb, while an Irish note to the Félire Óengusso (for 27 October) largely agrees if substituting Cabraid for Imchad. The Lives, on the other hand, state that his father was Cormac son of Ailill, king of Leinster, who died in 435 according to the Annals of the Four Masters, and name his mother Mílla, sister to St Ibar.

The Lives confuse the time of the saint’s historical floruit by attributing to him a life-span of over 300 years.[10] He is brought into contact with such illustrious saints as Finnian of Clonard, Brendan of Clonfert (d. 577), Columba (d. 597), Gregory the Great, Munnu and Moling. One of the saint’s foundations is said to have been repeatedly pillaged by Cormac mac Diarmata (fl. 2nd half of the 6th century), king of Leinster from the Uí Bairrche, who is portrayed in much Leinster hagiography as a rival to the Uí Chennselaig. Abbán is also made a contemporary of even earlier figures like Saint Íbar, who is claimed to be his maternal uncle, and St Patrick.

Nothing is known of Abbán’s early life. The Lives tell that he was expected to succeed his father in Leinster, but that his devotion to God and the saintly miracles which he wrought while still in fosterage soon made clear that he was destined for a career in the church. The boy was sent to his maternal uncle, Bishop Íbar, with whom he travelled to Rome. In Italy, Abbán’s saintly powers proved to be of much use in warding off any danger presented by men, monsters and supernatural phenomena. Throughout the text, Abbán can be seen demonstrating his powers, exercising special authority over rivers and seas.

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Italy, Bulgaria, Spain & Romania

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Saint Tassach (Tassac) 1st Bishop of Raholp, Ireland (+495)

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Saint Tassach (Tassac)

1st Bishop of Raholp, Ireland (+495)

January 14 & April 14

Saint Tassach, also known as St. Tassac was an Irish saint, born in the first decade of the 5th century, died c. 497.

He was one of Saint Patrick’s disciples, and when St Patrick founded the Church of Raholp he placed St Tassach in charge of it. The Church of Raholp was situated approximately 1 mile south of Saul.

St Tassach was a skilled artisan who made crosiers, patens, chalices, credences, shrines, and crosses for many of the churches founded by St Patrick, but is remembered primarily for the fact that he was selected by St Patrick to be with him in his last moments and to administer the Holy Viaticum to him.

This event is chronicled in “The Martyrology of Donegall”:

“Tassach of Raholp gave the Body of Christ to Saint Patrick before his death in the monastery of Saul”.

 

Saint Kiéran de Saighir d’Irlande ( +530) – 5 Mars ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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Saint Kiéran de Saighir d’Irlande ( +530)

5 Mars

Saint Kiéran de Saighir ( +530) était évêque d’Ossory. On lui attribue l’introduction du christianisme en Irlande où il apporta la foi chrétienne avec saint Patrick.

Né en Irlande à Corca-Laighde, fils de Laighne, noble de l’Ossory et de Liadan.

Avant sa conception, sa mère aurait eu le rêve qu’une étoile tombait dans sa bouche. Elle consulta des druides qui lui dirent qu’elle enfanterait un fils qui aurait une très haute renommée.

Après avoir reçu la foi, Kieran partit pour Rome, où il resta vingt ans et aurait été ordonné évêque.

Il devint le premier évêque de l’évêché d’Ossory dont il aurait installé le premier siège à Saighir1.

Il rencontra Patrick, le futur Primat d’Irlande (Patrick d’Irlande), qui lui dit: “précède-moi en Irlande, trouve un puits et bâtis un monastère. Pour cela prends ma cloche et lorsqu’elle se mettra à parler d’une voix mélodieuse, c’est que ce sera le bon endroit.”

Après des années de recherches et de vie d’ermite, il trouva enfin l’endroit près d’Uaran et bâtit le monastère de Saighir (Saïghar).

Plus tard, il fera construire l’un des premiers couvents, qui fut dirigé par sa mère Liadan.

Beaucoup de légendes parlent de Kieran de Saighir comme ayant ressuscité plusieurs personnes.

Il avait apprivoisé un loup, un blaireau et un renard. Le loup et le blaireau étaient devenus très obéissant mais le renard était resté espiègle. Il dérobait les chaussures de saint Kiéran et les cachait dans sa tanière.

Saint Kieran de Saighir serait décédé en 530 de cause naturelle.

Santo Abel de Reims da Irlanda (+751) – 5 de agosto ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Portuguese

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Santo Abel de Reims da Irlanda (+751)

5 de agosto

 

Santo Abel de Reims (Irlanda, ? – Lobbes, 5 de agosto de 764) também conhecido por Abel McAedh, foi um abade de Lobbes e bispo de Reims. Está incluído nas Vidas dos Santos irlandeses.

Abel nasceu na Irlanda, viajou com outros professores cristãos como Bonifácio e Willibrord para a Francônia. Parece ter inicialmente conseguido um posto na abadia de Lobbes. Em 3 de março de 744, tornou-se bispo de Reims no Sínodo de Soissons.

Apesar do apoio do rei Carlomano I, Abel não caiu nas graças do Papa Zacarias. O papa recusou-se a dar o pálio a Abel e entregou-o ao arcebispo Hartbert de Sens. Sendo assim, Abel não pode mais permanecer em Reims e retornou à abadia de Lobbes (provavelmente em 748), onde continuou a propagar o Evangelho até sua morte em 764.

De Hellige Mel og Melchu av Ardagh, Irland (+488) – 6. februar ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Norwegian

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De hellige Mel og Melchu av Ardagh, Irland (+488)

6. februar

De hellige Mel (Mael, Moel) og Melchu (Maelchu) ble født på begynnelsen av 400-tallet og skal ha vært to av de fire sønnene av den hellige Patrick av Irlands (385-461) (Pádraig) hellige søster Darerca og hennes andre mann, Chonas Bretoneren (Conis, Chonis) (de andre to brødrene var de hellige Muinis og Rioch). Darerca skal i alt ha hatt sytten sønner og to døtre. Ifølge den irske hagiografen og historikeren John Colgan, som skrev Trias Thaumaturga og Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae, ble alle sønnene biskoper over hele Irland, og noen av dem regnes som hellige. Det må bemerkes at en biskop i Irland på den tiden var mer som dagens monsignori – det ble utnevnt store mengder av dem og de hadde lite makt bortsett fra myndigheten til å ordinere, mens det var abbedene som utgjorde det egentlige kirkelige hierarkiet.

I den biografien om Patrick som kalles Vita Tripartita eller Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, «Den tredelte livshistorie om den hellige Patrick», skrevet av den hellige Eimhin av Rosglas, heter det at de fire brødrene fulgte onkelen Patrick til Irland og hjalp ham med å Continue reading “De Hellige Mel og Melchu av Ardagh, Irland (+488) – 6. februar ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Norwegian”

Naomh Ciarán Saighre na hÉireann (+530) – Márta 5 ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Irish

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Naomh Ciarán Saighre na hÉireann (+530)

Márta 5

Naomh Ciarán Saighre (nó Ciarán Saighir, Ciarán mac Luaigne; Laidin: Kyaranus nó Ciaranus Maior). Bhí Ciarán Saighre mar Easpag Éireannach sa 6ú haois.

Is ceann de na Dhá Aspal Déag na hÉireann é. Airítear é mar dhuine de na naoimh a bhí in Éirinn sula dtáinig Naomh Pádraig.

Glaoitear Ciarán Saighre chun difir a dhéanamh idir é féin agus Naomh Ciarán Óg as Cluain Mhic Nóis.

Is i nOileán Chléire i gContae Chorcaí a rugadh Naomh Ciarán Saighre.

Chuaigh Ciarán Saighre go dtí an Mhór-Roinn, áit ar baisteadh é agus inar oirníodh é ina shagart agus ina easpag. D’fhill sé ar Osraí, ceantar dúchais a athar, agus chaith sé seal ina dhíthreabhach ach bhailigh deisceabail timpeall air agus i gceann tamaill bhí mórchlú ar an mainistir sin a bhí i Saighir.

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The Prophecy of Saint Ciaran (St Kieran) of Saighir, Ireland (+530) on the persecution of the Celtic Orthodox Church and the decline of Monasticism in Ireland

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The Prophecy

of Saint Ciaran (St Kieran) of Saighir, Ireland (+530)

on the persecution of the Celtic Orthodox Church and

the decline of Monasticism in Ireland

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Feast day: March 5

On the day of his repose many monks and bishops gathered at his death-bed. Kieran blessed them and asked them to love each other and the monastery, to keep unity and piety and to remember the temptations of our common enemy. The saint also asked them to pray for him, and predicted that the time would come when the faith would be distorted and the monasteries would be destroyed (indeed that was fulfilled after the Anglo-Norman Conquest and at the Reformation).

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Ruins of St. Kieran’s Church in Errill

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Saint Kieran (St Ciaran) of Saighir, Ireland (+530) – March 5

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 Saint Kieran (St Ciaran) of Saighir, Ireland (+530)

March 5

St. Kieran (Ciaran) of Saighir, or St. Kieran the Elder, is also called “the first-born of the Irish saints”. He was born in the fifth century in the Irish kingdom of Ossory and was related to the royal family. His father Luaigne was from Ossory, and his mother Liadan came from Cork. When Liadan was pregnant, she had a dream that a star fell from the sky and rested on her, which was understood as a sign that her infant would have a special role in the history of the Irish Church. Everybody saw brightness and holiness in little Kieran and he was loved by all. He was very kind, humble, inquisitive, loved animals, but first of all wanted to be closer to God. Various traditions connect him with different saints, which is not always chronologically correct, so the connection would have been spiritual, not physical.
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Святой Аббан (St Abban) Ирландии (+620) – 16 марта ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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Naomh Abbán moccu Corbmaic na hÉireann ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Irish

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An I mo chridhe, I mo graidh – Calum Cille ╰⊰¸¸.•* Scottish Gaelic

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An I mo chridhe, I mo graidh,
An ait guth manaich bidh geum ba
Ach mun tig an saoghal gu crich
Bithidh I mar a bha.

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San Mel di Ardagh, Irlanda (+488) – 6 febbraio ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Italian

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San Mel di Ardagh, Irlanda (+488)

6 febbraio

San Melis di Ardagh, o anche Mel (Irlanda, … – 6 febbraio 488), fu un sacerdote missionario e vescovo irlandese; è venerato come santo dalla Chiesa.

Fu il fondatore della Diocesi di Ardagh, nella contea di Longford, in Irlanda.

Come molti santi antichi, non si ha una biografia dettagliata. Si pensa sia figlio di Conis e Darerca, sorella di San Patrizio, che accompagnò il fratello in Irlanda per iniziare la sua opera di evangelizzazione. Mel divenne missionario molto giovane e San Patrizio gli affidò una chiesa che costruì ad Ardagh, in seguito Mel vi costruì un monastero. Divenne poi sacerdote e venne consacrato vescovo di Ardagh. Fu anche il vescovo che mise il velo a Santa Brigida. È patrono di Ardagh.

Si dice che fosse molto generoso e dava sempre quanto poteva ai poveri tenendo per sé il minimo indispensabile. Mel viveva con sua zia Lupait, e si diffuse un pettegolezzo secondo il quale ci sarebbe stato un rapporto tra i due, tanto che lo stesso Patrizio si mise ad indagare, ma Mel e sua zia erano molto pii ed entrambi pregarono per ricevere un miracolo: Patrizio andò a parlare con Mel riguardo alla vicenda, Mel stava arando e dal terreno saltò fuori un pesce vivo; mentre Lupait per provare la sua innocenza ha trasportato carbone ardente senza bruciare né lei né i suoi vestiti. Patrizio rimase così soddisfatto e non dubito più di suo nipote.

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Naomh Abran na hÉireann (+515) – 8 Bealtaine ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Irish

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Ba naomh Éireannach é Abran. Ba díthreabhach ina chónaí san Bhriotáin é.

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