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  • emrys@globe.net.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
    Message 1 of 15 , Jan 5, 2004
      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

      =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
      * St. Brannock of Braunton
      * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
      * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
      =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


      St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
      --------------------------------------------------------
      6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
      into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
      in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
      traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
      identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
      or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
      and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
      the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

      Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
      Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
      wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
      tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
      precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
      heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
      reward of the blest.

      Icon of St.Brannock:
      http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/BRANNOCK.JPG



      St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
      --------------------------------------------------------
      (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
      Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
      of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
      She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
      her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
      Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
      Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
      where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
      Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


      St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
      ----------------------------------
      7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
      connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

      Orthodox Ireland Saints
      http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints/

      An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
      http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
      *****************************************
    • emrys@globe.net.nz
      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
      Message 2 of 15 , Jan 7, 2005
        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        * St. Brannock of Braunton
        * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
        * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


        St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
        --------------------------------------------------------
        6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
        into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
        in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
        traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
        identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
        or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
        and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
        the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

        Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
        Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
        wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
        tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
        precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
        heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
        reward of the blest.

        Icon of St.Brannock:
        http://www.oca.org/pages/dwp/large.asp?saintid=103705



        St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
        --------------------------------------------------------
        (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
        Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
        of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
        She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
        her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
        Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
        Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
        where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
        Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


        St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
        ----------------------------------
        7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
        connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).



        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

        An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
        http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • emrys@globe.net.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
        Message 3 of 15 , Jan 7, 2006
          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
          * St. Brannock of Braunton
          * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
          * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


          St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
          --------------------------------------------------------
          6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
          into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
          in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
          traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
          identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
          or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
          and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
          the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

          Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
          Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
          wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
          tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
          precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
          heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
          reward of the blest.

          Icon of St.Brannock:
          http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



          St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
          --------------------------------------------------------
          (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
          Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
          of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
          She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
          her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
          Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
          Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
          where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
          Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


          St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
          ----------------------------------
          7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
          connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).



          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

          An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
          http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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        • emrys@globe.net.nz
          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
          Message 4 of 15 , Jan 5, 2007
            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
            * St. Brannock of Braunton
            * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
            * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


            St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
            --------------------------------------------------------
            6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
            into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
            in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
            traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
            identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
            or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
            and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
            the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

            Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
            Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
            wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
            tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
            precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
            heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
            reward of the blest.

            Icon of St.Brannock:
            http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



            St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
            --------------------------------------------------------
            (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
            Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
            of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
            She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
            her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
            Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
            Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
            where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
            Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


            St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
            ----------------------------------
            7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
            connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).



            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

            An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
            http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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          • emrys@globe.net.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
            Message 5 of 15 , Jan 6, 2008
              Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
              * St. Brannock of Braunton
              * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
              * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


              St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
              --------------------------------------------------------
              6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
              into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
              in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
              traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
              identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
              or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
              and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
              the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

              Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
              Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
              wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
              tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
              precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
              heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
              reward of the blest.

              Icon of St.Brannock:
              http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



              St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
              --------------------------------------------------------
              (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
              Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
              of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
              She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
              her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
              Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
              Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
              where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
              Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


              St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
              ----------------------------------
              7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
              connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).



              Lives kindly supplied by:
              For All the Saints:
              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

              An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
            • emrys@globe.net.nz
              Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
              Message 6 of 15 , Jan 6, 2009
                Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

                =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                * St. Brannock of Braunton
                * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
                * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
                =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
                --------------------------------------------------------
                6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
                into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
                in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
                traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
                identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
                or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
                and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
                the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

                Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
                Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
                wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
                tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
                precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
                heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
                reward of the blest.

                Icon of St.Brannock:
                http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



                St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
                --------------------------------------------------------
                (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
                Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
                of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
                She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
                her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
                Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
                Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
                where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
                Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


                St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
                ----------------------------------
                7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
                connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).



                Lives kindly supplied by:
                For All the Saints:
                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
                http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
              • emrys@globe.net.nz
                Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
                Message 7 of 15 , Jan 6, 2010
                  Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

                  =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                  * St. Brannock of Braunton
                  * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
                  * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
                  =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                  St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
                  --------------------------------------------------------
                  6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
                  into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
                  in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
                  traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
                  identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
                  or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
                  and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
                  the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

                  Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
                  Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
                  wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
                  tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
                  precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
                  heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
                  reward of the blest.

                  Icon of St.Brannock:
                  http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



                  St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
                  --------------------------------------------------------
                  (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
                  Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
                  of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
                  She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
                  her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
                  Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
                  Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
                  where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
                  Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


                  St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
                  ----------------------------------
                  7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
                  connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).

                  A little more detail on St Cronan Beg from O'Hanlon:

                  St. Cronan Beg, Bishop of Nendrum, County of Down. Seventh Century

                  This prelate obtained his cognomen, probably owing to his being under the
                  middle size. Cronan Beg, or " the little," bishop over the ancient Aendrum,
                  had a festival on this day, according to the Martyrology of Donegal. The
                  Martyrology of Tallagh simply registers Cronan, bishop, at the 7th of
                  January. His place is now distinguished as Inis Mahee, in the county of
                  Down. It is a portion of Tullynakill parish, and it
                  lies about a quarter of a mile from the shore in Strangford Lough. This
                  island is situated about thirteen miles N.N.E. from Downpatrick. The name of
                  this present bishop will be found in a letter, written
                  from Rome, A.D. 640, on the subject of the Pascal Controversy. In his tract
                  on some of the Irish bishops, Duald Mac Firbis says, that perhaps this is he
                  with whom Caendruim is placed; and his remark
                  seems to have reference to a subsequent entry regarding the rest of Cronan,
                  Bishop of Caondruim, who died about the year 639. Other, and more reliable,
                  authorities place his demise at the 7th of January,
                  a.d. 642." As may be seen, this date is only a little over a year later than
                  the date of the epistle from Rome, addressed to him in common with other
                  Irish bishops. Some very interesting remains of antiquity are yet traceable
                  on Mahee Island.

                  O'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish Saints, Volume 1, 89-90

                  http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain01ohanuoft




                  Lives kindly supplied by:
                  For All the Saints:
                  http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                  An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
                  http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

                  These Lives are archived at:
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                  ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
                • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
                  Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
                  Message 8 of 15 , Jan 6, 2011
                    Celtic and Old English Saints          7 January

                    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                    * St. Brannock of Braunton
                    * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
                    * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
                    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                    St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
                    into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
                    in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
                    traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
                    identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
                    or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
                    and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
                    the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

                    Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
                    Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
                    wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
                    tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
                    precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
                    heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
                    reward of the blest.

                    Icon of St.Brannock:
                    http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



                    St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
                    Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
                    of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
                    She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
                    her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
                    Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
                    Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
                    where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
                    Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


                    St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
                    ----------------------------------
                    7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
                    connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).

                    A little more detail on St Cronan Beg from O'Hanlon:

                    St. Cronan Beg, Bishop of Nendrum, County of Down. Seventh Century

                    This prelate obtained his cognomen, probably owing to his being under the
                    middle size. Cronan Beg, or " the little," bishop over the ancient Aendrum,
                    had a festival on this day, according to the Martyrology of Donegal. The
                    Martyrology of Tallagh simply registers Cronan, bishop, at the 7th of
                    January. His place is now distinguished as Inis Mahee, in the county of
                    Down. It is a portion of Tullynakill parish, and it
                    lies about a quarter of a mile from the shore in Strangford Lough. This
                    island is situated about thirteen miles N.N.E. from Downpatrick. The name of
                    this present bishop will be found in a letter, written
                    from Rome, A.D. 640, on the subject of the Pascal Controversy. In his tract
                    on some of the Irish bishops, Duald Mac Firbis says, that perhaps this is he
                    with whom Caendruim is placed; and his remark
                    seems to have reference to a subsequent entry regarding the rest of Cronan,
                    Bishop of Caondruim, who died about the year 639. Other, and more reliable,
                    authorities place his demise at the 7th of January,
                    a.d. 642." As may be seen, this date is only a little over a year later than
                    the date of the epistle from Rome, addressed to him in common with other
                    Irish bishops. Some very interesting remains of antiquity are yet traceable
                    on Mahee Island.

                    O'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish Saints, Volume 1, 89-90

                    http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain01ohanuoft




                    Lives kindly supplied by:
                    For All the Saints:
                    http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                    An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
                    http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

                    These Lives are archived at:
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                  • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
                    Celtic and Old English Saints 7 February =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Ronan of Kilmaronen * St. Richard of Wessex * St.
                    Message 9 of 15 , Feb 6, 2011
                      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 February

                      =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                      * St. Ronan of Kilmaronen
                      * St. Richard of Wessex
                      * St. Meldon of Peronne
                      * St. Tressan of Mareuil
                      * St Aule of London
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                      St. Ronan of Kilmaronen, Bishop
                      (Ruadan, Ruadhan)
                      -----------------------------------------------------------
                      Saint Ronan, a Scottish bishop of Kilmaronen, has erroneously been
                      identified as the Irish monk mentioned by the Venerable Bede (f.d. May
                      25) as the defender of the Roman calculation for the date of Easter at
                      the Synod of Whitby. St. Ronan's Well at Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, was
                      popularised by one of Sir Walter Scott's novels. According to tradition,
                      Ronan came into the valley and drove out the devil. This event is
                      remembered annually at the end of "Saint Ronan's Games" in July when a
                      schoolboy, given a pastoral staff, is chosen to represent the saint as
                      he "cleeks the devil" (Farmer).



                      St. Richard the King, Confessor
                      -------------------------------------
                      Died 722. More than any other race, the Anglo Saxons are distinguished
                      for the royal patronage bestowed upon the Christian Church, and for the
                      way in which kings and their families have worked in the spreading of
                      the gospel in their own lands and overseas. St.Richard and his family
                      are outstanding examples. He was one of the kings or princes of Wessex,
                      related to the royal house of Kent, and married to Winna, herself a
                      descendant of Cerdic and aunt to Boniface of Crediton.

                      Richard was brought up as a Christian and his faith was real and firm.
                      When his eldest son Willibald was three years old, the child fell
                      grievously ill, and there seemed to be no hope for his recovery. His
                      father wrapped him in a blanket and, mounting his horse, rode out into
                      the night to a wayside crucifix at a crossroads near to the village
                      where they lived. Butler tells us that

                      "Saint Richard, when living, obtained by his prayers the recovery of
                      his younger son Willibald, whom he laid at the foot of a great crucifix
                      erected in a public place in England, when the child's life was
                      despaired of in a grievous sickness."

                      Richard placed the child at the foot of the cross and knelt in prayer,
                      pleading for his son's life. Willibald did recover, and two years later
                      he was entrusted to Egbald, the abbot of Warham, near Winchester, to be
                      trained.

                      When Willibald reached manhood, he returned to his family with a desire
                      to spread the faith abroad, and persuaded his father and brother to
                      accompany him on a pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land. Richard had a
                      daughter, Walburga, by a second marriage, and she now entered the
                      convent at Wimborne, under the Abbess Tetta. When Richard had renounced
                      his royal estate, he set sail with his two sons from Hamblehaven near
                      Southampton. They made a leisurely progress through France, spending
                      time at various Christian centres including Rouen, and it seems that at
                      some time during their journey Richard took monastic vows.

                      They reached Italy and came to Lucca, where the Cathedral had been built
                      by an Irish monk called Frigidian, but known by the local inhabitants as
                      Frediano. Richard, who was growing old and had become infirm during his
                      travels, now succumbed to the heat and died. His sons saw to his burial
                      in St. Frediano's church and then continued their journey. Later they
                      joined their uncle St.Boniface and their sister St.Walburga in the work
                      of converting the Germans. Their father, St.Richard, is still venerated
                      in Lucca. A famous account of the pilgrimage on which he died was
                      written by his son's cousin, the nun Hugeburc, entitled "Hodoeporicon"
                      (Baring-Gould).

                      In art, King Saint Richard is portrayed as a royal pilgrim (ermine-lined
                      cloak) with two sons--one a bishop and one an abbot. His crown may be on
                      a book (Roeder). He is venerated at Heidenheim and Lucca (Roeder).



                      St. Meldon (Medon) of Peronne, Bishop
                      --------------------------------------------------------------
                      6th century. An Irishman who died at Peronne, France, where he was a
                      hermit and where he is the titular saint of several churches
                      (Benedictines).


                      St. Tressan (Tresain) of Mareuil
                      --------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died 550. Saint Tressan is said to be one of five or six brothers,
                      including Saint Gibrian (f.d. May 8), and three sisters, who travelled
                      from Ireland to France to evangelize for the glory of God in the diocese
                      of Rheims, France. The names of the others are given as Helan, Germanus,
                      Abran (who may be Gibrian), Petran, Franca, Promptia, and Possenna
                      (variations on these names are used). Tressan worked there as a
                      swineherd, but he was ordained to the priesthood by Saint Remigius (f.d.
                      October 1), who provided the siblings with suitable retreats from which
                      they could spread the faith. Tressan became curate of
                      Mareuil-sur-Marne, and the patron saint of Avenay in Champagne. His
                      cultus is strong and has been continuous in the area of Rheims.
                      (Benedictines, D'Arcy, Encyclopaedia, Fitzpatrick, Kenney, Montague,
                      O'Hanlon).


                      St Aule (Augulus), Bishop and Martyr of London
                      -----------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died c. 303. Saint Jerome's martyrology lists Augulus as a bishop.
                      Others describe him as a martyr put to death in London under Diocletian.
                      French writers normally identify him with Saint Aule of Normandy
                      (Benedictines).

                      Troparion of St Aule tone 3
                      Having lighted the candle of faith in London,/ O glorious Martyr Aule,/
                      thy radiance was a challenge to the godless Diocletian/ who caused the
                      flame of thy life to be extinguished./ Pray, O martyr, that the flame of
                      our faith/ may burn so brightly that through our constancy/ we may be
                      found worthy of the mercy of Christ our God.

                      Kontakion of St Aule tone 7
                      Thou didst sanctify our capital with thy blood,/ O Passion-Bearer Aule,/
                      defending the true Faith,/ which was more precious to thee than life
                      itself./ We honour thee, we hymn thee/ and we praise thy name rejoicing/
                      in thy glorious memory.


                      Sources:
                      ========

                      Baring-Gould, S. The Lives of the Saints
                      (15 volumes: John Hodges, 1882)

                      Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate.
                      (1947). The Book of Saints. NY: Macmillan.

                      Bowen, Paul. When We Were One: A Yearbook of the
                      Saints of the British Isles Complied from
                      Ancient Calendars.

                      D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The Saints of Ireland. Saint Paul, Minnesota:
                      Irish American Cultural Institute. [This is probably the most
                      useful book to choose to own on the Irish saints. The author
                      provides a great deal of historical context in which to place the
                      lives of the saints.]

                      Delaney, J. J. (1983). Pocket Dictionary of Saints.
                      New York: Doubleday Image.

                      Fitzpatrick, B. (1922). Ireland and the Making of Britain.
                      New York: Funk and Wagnalls.

                      Fitzpatrick, B. (1927). Ireland and the Foundations of Europe.
                      New York: Funk & Wagnalls.

                      Kenney, J. F. (1929). Sources for Early History of Ireland,
                      Ecclesiastical. New York: Columbia University Press.

                      Montague, H. P. (1981). The Saints and Martyrs of Ireland.
                      Guildford: Billing & Sons.

                      O'Hanlon, J. (1875). Lives of Irish Saints, 10 vol. Dublin.

                      Roeder, Helen. (1955). Saints and Their Attributes: With a
                      Guide to Localities and Patronage. Chicago:
                      Henry Regnery Company.

                      For All the Saints:
                      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                      An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
                      http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

                      These Lives are archived at:
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints

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                      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
                      Message 10 of 15 , Jan 6, 2012
                        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

                        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                        * St. Brannock of Braunton
                        * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
                        * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
                        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                        St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
                        --------------------------------------------------------
                        6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
                        into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
                        in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
                        traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
                        identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
                        or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
                        and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
                        the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

                        Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
                        Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
                        wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
                        tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
                        precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
                        heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
                        reward of the blest.

                        Icon of St.Brannock:
                        http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



                        St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
                        --------------------------------------------------------
                        (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
                        Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
                        of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
                        She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
                        her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
                        Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
                        Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
                        where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
                        Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


                        St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
                        ----------------------------------
                        7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
                        connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).

                        A little more detail on St Cronan Beg from O'Hanlon:

                        St. Cronan Beg, Bishop of Nendrum, County of Down. Seventh Century

                        This prelate obtained his cognomen, probably owing to his being under the
                        middle size. Cronan Beg, or " the little," bishop over the ancient Aendrum,
                        had a festival on this day, according to the Martyrology of Donegal. The
                        Martyrology of Tallagh simply registers Cronan, bishop, at the 7th of
                        January. His place is now distinguished as Inis Mahee, in the county of
                        Down. It is a portion of Tullynakill parish, and it
                        lies about a quarter of a mile from the shore in Strangford Lough. This
                        island is situated about thirteen miles N.N.E. from Downpatrick. The name of
                        this present bishop will be found in a letter, written
                        from Rome, A.D. 640, on the subject of the Pascal Controversy. In his tract
                        on some of the Irish bishops, Duald Mac Firbis says, that perhaps this is he
                        with whom Caendruim is placed; and his remark
                        seems to have reference to a subsequent entry regarding the rest of Cronan,
                        Bishop of Caondruim, who died about the year 639. Other, and more reliable,
                        authorities place his demise at the 7th of January,
                        a.d. 642." As may be seen, this date is only a little over a year later than
                        the date of the epistle from Rome, addressed to him in common with other
                        Irish bishops. Some very interesting remains of antiquity are yet traceable
                        on Mahee Island.

                        O'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish Saints, Volume 1, 89-90

                        http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain01ohanuoft




                        Lives kindly supplied by:
                        For All the Saints:
                        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                        An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
                        http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

                        These Lives are archived at:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
                        Message 11 of 15 , Jan 7, 2013
                          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

                          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                          * St. Brannock of Braunton
                          * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
                          * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
                          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                          St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
                          --------------------------------------------------------
                          6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
                          into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
                          in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
                          traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
                          identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
                          or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
                          and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
                          the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

                          Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
                          Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
                          wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
                          tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
                          precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
                          heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
                          reward of the blest.

                          Icon of St.Brannock:
                          http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



                          St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
                          --------------------------------------------------------
                          (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
                          Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
                          of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
                          She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
                          her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
                          Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
                          Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
                          where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
                          Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


                          St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
                          ----------------------------------
                          7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
                          connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).

                          A little more detail on St Cronan Beg from O'Hanlon:

                          St. Cronan Beg, Bishop of Nendrum, County of Down. Seventh Century

                          This prelate obtained his cognomen, probably owing to his being under the
                          middle size. Cronan Beg, or " the little," bishop over the ancient Aendrum,
                          had a festival on this day, according to the Martyrology of Donegal. The
                          Martyrology of Tallagh simply registers Cronan, bishop, at the 7th of
                          January. His place is now distinguished as Inis Mahee, in the county of
                          Down. It is a portion of Tullynakill parish, and it
                          lies about a quarter of a mile from the shore in Strangford Lough. This
                          island is situated about thirteen miles N.N.E. from Downpatrick. The name of
                          this present bishop will be found in a letter, written
                          from Rome, A.D. 640, on the subject of the Pascal Controversy. In his tract
                          on some of the Irish bishops, Duald Mac Firbis says, that perhaps this is he
                          with whom Caendruim is placed; and his remark
                          seems to have reference to a subsequent entry regarding the rest of Cronan,
                          Bishop of Caondruim, who died about the year 639. Other, and more reliable,
                          authorities place his demise at the 7th of January,
                          a.d. 642." As may be seen, this date is only a little over a year later than
                          the date of the epistle from Rome, addressed to him in common with other
                          Irish bishops. Some very interesting remains of antiquity are yet traceable
                          on Mahee Island.

                          O'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish Saints, Volume 1, 89-90

                          http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain01ohanuoft




                          Lives kindly supplied by:
                          For All the Saints:
                          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                          An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West
                          http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/saintsa.htm

                          These Lives are archived at:
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond *
                          Message 12 of 15 , Jan 7, 2014
                            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 January

                            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                            * St. Brannock of Braunton
                            * St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond
                            * St. Cronan Beg of County Down
                            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                            St. Brannock (Barnoc, Brannoc), Abbot
                            --------------------------------------------------------
                            6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales
                            into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple
                            in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The
                            traditions concerning him are sometimes uncertain. Some hagiographers
                            identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach
                            or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April
                            and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are
                            the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

                            Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
                            Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan, The Great Wonderworker. O
                            wise Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy
                            tireless endeavours./ In Devon's Braunton Church are your concealed
                            precious relics./ Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox
                            heritage,/ may never deviate from the true faith,/ thereby, receive the,
                            reward of the blest.

                            Icon of St.Brannock:
                            http://saints.oca.org/IconDirectory/LG/january/0107brannockbraunton.jpg



                            St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow
                            --------------------------------------------------------
                            (also known as Caentigern, Quentigerna)
                            Died on Inch Cailleach, Scotland, c. 733-734. Kentigerna was the mother
                            of Saint Fillan and the daughter of Kelly (Cellach), prince of Leinster.
                            She married a neighbouring prince, who was the father of Fillan. After
                            her husband's death, she left Ireland with her missionary brother Saint
                            Comghan and her son to lead the life of a recluse on the island of Inch
                            Cailleach (or Inchebroida, according to some), in Loch Lomond, Scotland,
                            where a church is dedicated in her name. Kentigerna is listed in the
                            Aberdeen Breviary (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Montague).


                            St. Cronan Beg, Bishop
                            ----------------------------------
                            7th century. A bishop of ancient Aendrum, County Down, mentioned in
                            connection with the paschal controversy in 640 (Benedictines).

                            A little more detail on St Cronan Beg from O'Hanlon:

                            St. Cronan Beg, Bishop of Nendrum, County of Down. Seventh Century

                            This prelate obtained his cognomen, probably owing to his being under the
                            middle size. Cronan Beg, or " the little," bishop over the ancient Aendrum,
                            had a festival on this day, according to the Martyrology of Donegal. The
                            Martyrology of Tallagh simply registers Cronan, bishop, at the 7th of
                            January. His place is now distinguished as Inis Mahee, in the county of
                            Down. It is a portion of Tullynakill parish, and it
                            lies about a quarter of a mile from the shore in Strangford Lough. This
                            island is situated about thirteen miles N.N.E. from Downpatrick. The name of
                            this present bishop will be found in a letter, written
                            from Rome, A.D. 640, on the subject of the Pascal Controversy. In his tract
                            on some of the Irish bishops, Duald Mac Firbis says, that perhaps this is he
                            with whom Caendruim is placed; and his remark
                            seems to have reference to a subsequent entry regarding the rest of Cronan,
                            Bishop of Caondruim, who died about the year 639. Other, and more reliable,
                            authorities place his demise at the 7th of January,
                            a.d. 642." As may be seen, this date is only a little over a year later than
                            the date of the epistle from Rome, addressed to him in common with other
                            Irish bishops. Some very interesting remains of antiquity are yet traceable
                            on Mahee Island.

                            O'Hanlon's Lives of the Irish Saints, Volume 1, 89-90

                            http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain01ohanuoft



                            These Lives are archived at:
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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