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  • ambrós
    Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. MacNisse of Connor * St. Balin of Techsaxon * St. Cuthburga
    Message 1 of 13 , Sep 1, 2000
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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      * St. MacNisse of Connor
      * St. Balin of Techsaxon
      * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
      * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
      * St. Edward of England
      * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
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      St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
      (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

      -----------------------------------------------------------
      Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
      said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
      made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
      first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
      Ireland. His legend is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
      of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
      to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
      the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
      different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
      Montague).

      Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
      Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
      didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
      from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
      wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
      Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
      given grace to
      follow thee in the way of salvation.


      St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
      -------------------------------------------------------
      7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
      Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
      Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
      they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
      (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


      St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
      Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
      King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
      gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
      Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
      705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
      Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
      cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
      prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns quarters; Cuthburga would
      communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
      Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
      prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
      who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


      St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
      ---------------------------------------------
      Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
      Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
      spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
      (Benedictines).


      Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
      to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
      Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
      who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
      bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
      out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.


      St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
      --------------------------------------------------------
      Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
      of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
      founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
      (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
      Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
      produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
      assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).

      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
      Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
      http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
      These Lives are archived at:
      http://www.egroups.com/group/celt-saints/
      *****************************************
    • ambrós
      Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. MacNisse of Connor * St. Balin of Techsaxon * St. Cuthburga
      Message 2 of 13 , Sep 1, 2001
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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        * St. MacNisse of Connor
        * St. Balin of Techsaxon
        * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
        * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
        * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
        * St. Edward of England
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        St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
        (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

        -----------------------------------------------------------
        Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
        said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
        made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
        first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
        Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
        of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
        to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
        the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
        different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
        Montague).

        Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
        Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
        didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
        from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
        wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
        Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
        given grace to
        follow thee in the way of salvation.


        St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
        -------------------------------------------------------
        7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
        Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
        Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
        they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
        (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


        St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
        ----------------------------------------------------------------
        Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
        Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
        King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
        gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
        Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
        705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
        Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
        cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
        prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
        communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
        Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
        prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
        who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

        St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
        --------------------------------------------------------
        Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
        of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
        founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
        (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
        Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
        produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
        assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



        St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
        ---------------------------------------------
        Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
        Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
        spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
        (Benedictines).


        Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
        to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
        -----------------------------------------------------------------------

        Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
        Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
        who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
        bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
        out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
        Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
        http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
        *****************************************
      • ambrós
        Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. MacNisse of Connor * St. Balin of Techsaxon * St. Cuthburga
        Message 3 of 13 , Sep 1, 2002
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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          * St. MacNisse of Connor
          * St. Balin of Techsaxon
          * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
          * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
          * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
          * St. Edward of England
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          St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
          (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

          -----------------------------------------------------------
          Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
          said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
          made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
          first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
          Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
          of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
          to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
          the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
          different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
          Montague).

          Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
          Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
          didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
          from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
          wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
          Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
          given grace to
          follow thee in the way of salvation.


          St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
          -------------------------------------------------------
          7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
          Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
          Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
          they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
          (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


          St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
          ----------------------------------------------------------------
          Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
          Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
          King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
          gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
          Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
          705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
          Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
          cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
          prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
          communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
          Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
          prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
          who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

          St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
          --------------------------------------------------------
          Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
          of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
          founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
          (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
          Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
          produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
          assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



          St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
          ---------------------------------------------
          Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
          Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
          spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
          (Benedictines).


          Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
          to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
          -----------------------------------------------------------------------

          Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
          Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
          who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
          bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
          out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
          Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
          http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          *****************************************
        • ambrós
          Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. MacNisse of Connor * St. Balin of Techsaxon * St. Cuthburga
          Message 4 of 13 , Sep 2, 2003
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            Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
            * St. MacNisse of Connor
            * St. Balin of Techsaxon
            * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
            * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
            * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
            * St. Edward of England
            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


            St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
            (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

            -----------------------------------------------------------
            Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
            said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
            made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
            first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
            Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
            of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
            to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
            the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
            different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
            Montague).

            Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
            Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
            didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
            from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
            wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
            Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
            given grace to
            follow thee in the way of salvation.


            St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
            -------------------------------------------------------
            7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
            Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
            Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
            they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
            (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


            St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
            Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
            Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
            King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
            gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
            Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
            705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
            Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
            cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
            prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
            communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
            Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
            prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
            who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

            St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
            --------------------------------------------------------
            Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
            of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
            founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
            (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
            Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
            produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
            assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



            St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
            ---------------------------------------------
            Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
            Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
            spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
            (Benedictines).


            Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
            to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
            -----------------------------------------------------------------------

            Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
            Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
            who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
            bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
            out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
            Orthodox Ireland Saints
            http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints/
            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
            *****************************************
          • emrys@globe.net.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. MacNisse of Connor * St. Balin of Techsaxon * St. Cuthburga
            Message 5 of 13 , Sep 1, 2004
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              Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
              * St. MacNisse of Connor
              * St. Balin of Techsaxon
              * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
              * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
              * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
              * St. Edward of England
              * St. Gregory the Great (see No.2)
              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


              St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
              (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

              -----------------------------------------------------------
              Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
              said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
              made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
              first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
              Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
              of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
              to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
              the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
              different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
              Montague).

              Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
              Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
              didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
              from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
              wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
              Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
              given grace to
              follow thee in the way of salvation.


              St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
              -------------------------------------------------------
              7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
              Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
              Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
              they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
              (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


              St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
              ----------------------------------------------------------------
              Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
              Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
              King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
              gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
              Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
              705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
              Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
              cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
              prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
              communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
              Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
              prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
              who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

              St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
              --------------------------------------------------------
              Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
              of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
              founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
              (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
              Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
              produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
              assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



              St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
              ---------------------------------------------
              Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
              Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
              spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
              (Benedictines).


              Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
              to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
              -----------------------------------------------------------------------

              Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
              Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
              who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
              bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
              out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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

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

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              *****************************************
            • emrys@globe.net.nz
              Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. MacNisse of Connor * St. Balin of Techsaxon * St. Cuthburga
              Message 6 of 13 , Sep 2, 2005
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                Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

                =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                * St. MacNisse of Connor
                * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                * St. Edward of England
                * St. Gregory the Great (see No.2)
                =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                -----------------------------------------------------------
                Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                Montague).

                Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                given grace to
                follow thee in the way of salvation.


                St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                -------------------------------------------------------
                7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                ----------------------------------------------------------------
                Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                --------------------------------------------------------
                Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                ---------------------------------------------
                Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                (Benedictines).


                Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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                Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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                  Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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                  * St. MacNisse of Connor
                  * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                  * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                  * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                  * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                  * St. Edward of England
                  * St. Gregory the Great (see #2)
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                  St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                  (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                  -----------------------------------------------------------
                  Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                  said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                  made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                  first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                  Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                  of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                  to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                  the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                  different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                  Montague).

                  Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                  Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                  didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                  from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                  wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                  Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                  given grace to
                  follow thee in the way of salvation.


                  St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                  -------------------------------------------------------
                  7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                  Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                  Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                  they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                  (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                  St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                  ----------------------------------------------------------------
                  Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                  Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                  King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                  gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                  Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                  705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                  Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                  cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                  prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                  communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                  Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                  prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                  who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                  St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                  --------------------------------------------------------
                  Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                  of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                  founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                  (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                  Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                  produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                  assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                  St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                  ---------------------------------------------
                  Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                  Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                  spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                  (Benedictines).


                  Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                  to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                  -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                  Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
                  Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                  who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                  bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                  out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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                    Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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                    * St. MacNisse of Connor
                    * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                    * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                    * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                    * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                    * St. Edward of England
                    * St. Gregory the Great (see #2)
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                    St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                    (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                    -----------------------------------------------------------
                    Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                    said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                    made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                    first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                    Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                    of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                    to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                    the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                    different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                    Montague).

                    Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                    Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                    didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                    from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                    wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                    Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                    given grace to
                    follow thee in the way of salvation.


                    St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                    -------------------------------------------------------
                    7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                    Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                    Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                    they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                    (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                    St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------
                    Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                    Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                    King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                    gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                    Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                    705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                    Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                    cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                    prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                    communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                    Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                    prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                    who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                    St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                    of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                    founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                    (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                    Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                    produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                    assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                    St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                    ---------------------------------------------
                    Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                    Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                    spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                    (Benedictines).


                    Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                    to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
                    Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                    who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                    bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                    out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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                      Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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                      * St. MacNisse of Connor
                      * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                      * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                      * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                      * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                      * St. Edward of England
                      * St. Gregory the Great (see #2)
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                      St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                      (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                      -----------------------------------------------------------
                      Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                      said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                      made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                      first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                      Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                      of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                      to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                      the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                      different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                      Montague).

                      Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                      Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                      didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                      from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                      wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                      Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                      given grace to
                      follow thee in the way of salvation.


                      St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                      -------------------------------------------------------
                      7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                      Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                      Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                      they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                      (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                      St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                      ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                      Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                      King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                      gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                      Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                      705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                      Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                      cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                      prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                      communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                      Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                      prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                      who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                      St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                      --------------------------------------------------------
                      Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                      of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                      founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                      (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                      Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                      produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                      assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                      St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                      ---------------------------------------------
                      Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                      Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                      spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                      (Benedictines).


                      Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                      to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                      -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
                      Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                      who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                      bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                      out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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                        Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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                        * St. MacNisse of Connor
                        * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                        * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                        * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                        * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                        * St. Edward of England
                        * St. Lon-garadh (see #2)
                        * St. Gregory the Great (see #3)
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                        St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                        (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                        -----------------------------------------------------------
                        Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                        said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                        made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                        first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                        Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                        of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                        to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                        the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                        different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                        Montague).

                        Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                        Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                        didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                        from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                        wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                        Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                        given grace to follow thee in the way of salvation.

                        Some miracles of St MacNisse:

                        In the " Feilire " of St. Oengus, yet in a very enigmatical form, the feast
                        of St. Mac Nisse is entered at the 3rd of September. Thus rendered in Dr.
                        Whitley Stokes' English translation:

                        " Colman of Druim Ferta : Longarad a delightful sun; Mac Nisse with
                        thousands, from great Conderi."

                        The birth of Macnessius is said to have been manifested to St. Patrick, and
                        long before the time of its occurrence. St. Macnessius, also written Mac
                        Nissi', or Nisa, was the son of Fobrec or Fobreach, as stated in the Annals
                        of Tigernach. His mother was named Cnes, a daughter to Conchaid or Conchaide
                        of Dal Cethern. The original name of this saint is said to have been Oengus.
                        .. In a fountain of water, which miraculously sprung from the earth, it is
                        stated, that our saint was baptised by the Apostle of the Irish nation.
                        Afterwards, he was known as Mac Cneise or the son of Cnes.

                        He was placed under the charge of Bishop Bolcan - a disciple of St.
                        Patrick - while he was still very young. To him, the son of Ness was
                        entrusted as a foster-child, and from that holy bishop his education had
                        been received. When young, he was sent to take charge of certain cows and
                        their calves. A deep slumber then oppressed him. Meantime, the calves took
                        advantage of their youthful herdsman's sleep to approach the cows, and to
                        draw the accustomed sustenance from them. We are told, that the Bishop's
                        mother - also the nurse of our saint - felt displeased at his neglect, and
                        struck the child. This, however, she did not with impunity; for that hand,
                        with which she chastised the youth, became powerless. Whereupon, the Bishop
                        required his foster-son to pray for her. Immediately on complying with such
                        request,
                        the offending member was again restored to its former strength. From such a
                        circumstance, and owing to other .miracles of a similar nature, the fame of
                        this youthful soldier of Christ was greatly extended.

                        Our saint was a most docile pupil to his master, while going through the
                        course of elementary studies. When St. Patrick was on a journey through
                        Dalaradia, having met Bolcan with our saint, he thus addressed the former :
                        " You and your successors shall always be subject to the rule of this your
                        companion and to his successors." The Apostle's allusion, in this prophetic
                        declaration, referred to the Bishopric subsequently obtained.

                        The latter illustrious man gave certain particular charges, regarding the
                        education and training of the child. These trusts, on being assumed, were
                        faithfully observed and fulfilled. It would appear, from some remarks in the
                        Irish Apostle's life, that the saint, when a boy, carried his master's books
                        in a leather case ; that he had been entrusted with the care of those
                        articles necessary for Divine service ; and that he probably attended the
                        Bishop in the capacity of servitor at his different episcopal ministrations.


                        Having proved himself perfect in every good work, according to tradition,
                        St. Macnessius had been raised to the episcopal dignity by St. Patrick. We
                        know not the year of St. Macnissius' ordination ; Ware informs us, however,
                        that he was advanced to the episcopal dignity in the fifth century. St.
                        Macnessius is said to have made a pilgrimage to the seat of the Apostles,
                        and to Jerusalem, visiting also other remarkable places in the Holy Land....

                        The holy Bishop was distinguished for the performance of miracles. He was
                        inebriated, also, with a spirit of prophesy, and illuminated with Divine
                        Revelations. Among the many miracles which he wrought, St. Macnesius healed
                        two men, one of whom was blind, and the other was a leper. They presented
                        themselves to him in full confidence of being relieved from their
                        infirmities ; and having first washed themselves, in a fountain of clear
                        water, one of them received the gift of sight, and his companion was
                        cleansed from his leprosy, through the prayers of our saint.

                        He also delivered a boy, named Colman, from a violent death. A certain
                        wicked man, who killed the father of this boy, had seized upon the youth,
                        who was under the guardianship of his friends. The tyrant had resolved upon
                        putting him to death. However, our saint interfered to preserve his life.
                        Finding the cruel man inexorable, Macnessius asked as a favour, that the boy
                        should not be slain until brought to a pile of stones, which was conspicuous
                        at some distance. This request he obtained, and afterwards our saint went to
                        the place. There he engaged in prayer. The youth was thrown into the air, so
                        that his body might be received on the points of his executioners' spears.
                        Immediately, however, he was conveyed away by Angels, and deposited on the
                        holy Bishop's bosom free from all injury. Our saint afterwards nurtured, and
                        diligently taught him the rudiments of Religion, and a knowledge of the
                        Sacred Scriptures.

                        In that Life of our saint, contained in the Salamancan Manuscript, we read,
                        that when Macnessius returned to his native country, he miraculously changed
                        the current of a river named Curi. This he did, in order that the murmuring
                        of its waters should not disturb infirm persons in a monastery, which he
                        built at a place called Disart, or Desert. The waters afterwards took a
                        distant course from that spot. On a certain day, when he laboured there with
                        his monks, he had a revelation, that in company with other holy persons, St.
                        Brigid was on the way to his house, in order to confer with him on religious
                        subjects. Being greatly rejoiced at this interior admonition, he addressed
                        his community with these words: "Brethren, let us give over this work and
                        retire to the monastery; we must prepare whatever may be necessary for the
                        holy guests, who are journeying hither, and who shall arrive during this
                        week."

                        In his Acts, it is stated, that in company with St. Patrick and St. Brigid,
                        the holy bishop had been journeying through Momonia, and he passed through a
                        place, called Lann-ela. While his companions passed on, our saint remained
                        there, and perceiving this, St. Patrick sent for St. Macnessius. When this
                        latter came up, he was asked the cause for his stopping. Our saint then said
                        to St. Patrick: " Over that place in which I stood, I saw the Heavens
                        opened, and the Angels of God ascending and descending." St. Patrick
                        hereupon said : "It therefore behoves us to leave religious men here to
                        serve God." Our saint replied : " Holy Father, if it please you, do not thus
                        determine. For a child of my family, who shall be born sixty years from this
                        day, and whose name is to be Colman Ela, shall there found a celebrated
                        monastery." And, as the Divine Spirit had revealed this to the man of God,
                        so his prophecy was afterwards duly fulfilled. It is said, while performing
                        his journeys, through reverence for the Gospels, this holy man was
                        accustomed to bear books containing its text, on his stooped shoulders, they
                        being secured by no kind of fastening. These, with such like virtues, and
                        also miracles, distinguished our holy bishop, during his sojourn upon
                        earth...

                        It is related, in the Bollandists' Acts of our saint, that through the
                        effect of his prayers, St. Macnessius obtained the birth of a son for a
                        woman advanced in age, and who for fifteen years previously had not given
                        birth to any offspring. Again, we are told, the father to the great St.
                        Comgall of Bangor, who was named Setna, had been on a journey, accompanied
                        by his wife Brig, occupying a seat in a chariot. Seeing our saint travelling
                        on foot, Setna said to his wife : "O woman, descend that the Bishop may take
                        a place in this chariot." But, on hearing these words, our saint replied :
                        "Do not disturb her, for she shall give birth to a king, who will rule over
                        many." This was a prediction referring to St. Comgall's future eminence. As
                        it is probable, that St. Comgall of Bangor had been born, in the year 510,
                        and as it is said our saint delivered a prophecy regarding him the day
                        before his birth, we may most probably conclude, St. Macniscius, Bishop of
                        Connor, had been living in that year. Our saint did not survive the birth of
                        St. Comgall for many years. Other miracles are recorded in his Acts. A town
                        that refused hospitality to our saint was immediately consumed, as a
                        punishment from on high.

                        St. Macnessius is said to have been advanced in years, when the time of his
                        death arrived. This was in the early part of the sixth century, although the
                        exact date has not been ascertained. However, he departed this life, on the
                        3rd day of September, and in the year 514, according to the most probable
                        accounts ; although the Annals of Innisfallen name the year 506, as a date
                        for his death, with the words, " Quies Macnisse Condire." The "Chronicum
                        Scotorum" places his death at a.d. 508. Others have it during the year 507;
                        the Annals of Tigernach at a.d. 510 and Colgan, a.d. 513. The holy Bishop
                        and founder of the see was buried in the city of Connor.

                        Source: Canon John O'Hanlon, Lives of the Irish Saints, Vol IX.

                        http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain09ohanuoft





                        St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                        -------------------------------------------------------
                        7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                        Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                        Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                        they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                        (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                        St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                        ----------------------------------------------------------------
                        Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                        Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                        King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                        gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                        Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                        705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                        Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                        cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                        prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                        communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                        Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                        prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                        who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                        St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                        --------------------------------------------------------
                        Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                        of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                        founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                        (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                        Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                        produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                        assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                        St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                        ---------------------------------------------
                        Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                        Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                        spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                        (Benedictines).


                        Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                        to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                        -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
                        Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                        who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                        bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                        out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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                          Celtic and Old English Saints          3 September

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                          * St. MacNisse of Connor
                          * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                          * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                          * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                          * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                          * St. Edward of England
                          * St. Lon-garadh (see #2)
                          * St. Gregory the Great (see #3)
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                          St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                          (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                          -----------------------------------------------------------
                          Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                          said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                          made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                          first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                          Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                          of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                          to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                          the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                          different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                          Montague).

                          Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                          Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                          didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                          from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                          wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                          Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                          given grace to follow thee in the way of salvation.

                          Some miracles of St MacNisse:

                          In the " Feilire " of St. Oengus, yet in a very enigmatical form, the feast
                          of St. Mac Nisse is entered at the 3rd of September. Thus rendered in Dr.
                          Whitley Stokes' English translation:

                          " Colman of Druim Ferta : Longarad a delightful sun; Mac Nisse with
                          thousands, from great Conderi."

                          The birth of Macnessius is said to have been manifested to St. Patrick, and
                          long before the time of its occurrence. St. Macnessius, also written Mac
                          Nissi', or Nisa, was the son of Fobrec or Fobreach, as stated in the Annals
                          of Tigernach. His mother was named Cnes, a daughter to Conchaid or Conchaide
                          of Dal Cethern. The original name of this saint is said to have been Oengus.
                          .. In a fountain of water, which miraculously sprung from the earth, it is
                          stated, that our saint was baptised by the Apostle of the Irish nation.
                          Afterwards, he was known as Mac Cneise or the son of Cnes.

                          He was placed under the charge of Bishop Bolcan - a disciple of St.
                          Patrick - while he was still very young. To him, the son of Ness was
                          entrusted as a foster-child, and from that holy bishop his education had
                          been received. When young, he was sent to take charge of certain cows and
                          their calves. A deep slumber then oppressed him. Meantime, the calves took
                          advantage of their youthful herdsman's sleep to approach the cows, and to
                          draw the accustomed sustenance from them. We are told, that the Bishop's
                          mother - also the nurse of our saint - felt displeased at his neglect, and
                          struck the child. This, however, she did not with impunity; for that hand,
                          with which she chastised the youth, became powerless. Whereupon, the Bishop
                          required his foster-son to pray for her. Immediately on complying with such
                          request,
                          the offending member was again restored to its former strength. From such a
                          circumstance, and owing to other .miracles of a similar nature, the fame of
                          this youthful soldier of Christ was greatly extended.

                          Our saint was a most docile pupil to his master, while going through the
                          course of elementary studies. When St. Patrick was on a journey through
                          Dalaradia, having met Bolcan with our saint, he thus addressed the former :
                          " You and your successors shall always be subject to the rule of this your
                          companion and to his successors." The Apostle's allusion, in this prophetic
                          declaration, referred to the Bishopric subsequently obtained.

                          The latter illustrious man gave certain particular charges, regarding the
                          education and training of the child. These trusts, on being assumed, were
                          faithfully observed and fulfilled. It would appear, from some remarks in the
                          Irish Apostle's life, that the saint, when a boy, carried his master's books
                          in a leather case ; that he had been entrusted with the care of those
                          articles necessary for Divine service ; and that he probably attended the
                          Bishop in the capacity of servitor at his different episcopal ministrations.


                          Having proved himself perfect in every good work, according to tradition,
                          St. Macnessius had been raised to the episcopal dignity by St. Patrick. We
                          know not the year of St. Macnissius' ordination ; Ware informs us, however,
                          that he was advanced to the episcopal dignity in the fifth century. St.
                          Macnessius is said to have made a pilgrimage to the seat of the Apostles,
                          and to Jerusalem, visiting also other remarkable places in the Holy Land....

                          The holy Bishop was distinguished for the performance of miracles. He was
                          inebriated, also, with a spirit of prophesy, and illuminated with Divine
                          Revelations. Among the many miracles which he wrought, St. Macnesius healed
                          two men, one of whom was blind, and the other was a leper. They presented
                          themselves to him in full confidence of being relieved from their
                          infirmities ; and having first washed themselves, in a fountain of clear
                          water, one of them received the gift of sight, and his companion was
                          cleansed from his leprosy, through the prayers of our saint.

                          He also delivered a boy, named Colman, from a violent death. A certain
                          wicked man, who killed the father of this boy, had seized upon the youth,
                          who was under the guardianship of his friends. The tyrant had resolved upon
                          putting him to death. However, our saint interfered to preserve his life.
                          Finding the cruel man inexorable, Macnessius asked as a favour, that the boy
                          should not be slain until brought to a pile of stones, which was conspicuous
                          at some distance. This request he obtained, and afterwards our saint went to
                          the place. There he engaged in prayer. The youth was thrown into the air, so
                          that his body might be received on the points of his executioners' spears.
                          Immediately, however, he was conveyed away by Angels, and deposited on the
                          holy Bishop's bosom free from all injury. Our saint afterwards nurtured, and
                          diligently taught him the rudiments of Religion, and a knowledge of the
                          Sacred Scriptures.

                          In that Life of our saint, contained in the Salamancan Manuscript, we read,
                          that when Macnessius returned to his native country, he miraculously changed
                          the current of a river named Curi. This he did, in order that the murmuring
                          of its waters should not disturb infirm persons in a monastery, which he
                          built at a place called Disart, or Desert. The waters afterwards took a
                          distant course from that spot. On a certain day, when he laboured there with
                          his monks, he had a revelation, that in company with other holy persons, St.
                          Brigid was on the way to his house, in order to confer with him on religious
                          subjects. Being greatly rejoiced at this interior admonition, he addressed
                          his community with these words: "Brethren, let us give over this work and
                          retire to the monastery; we must prepare whatever may be necessary for the
                          holy guests, who are journeying hither, and who shall arrive during this
                          week."

                          In his Acts, it is stated, that in company with St. Patrick and St. Brigid,
                          the holy bishop had been journeying through Momonia, and he passed through a
                          place, called Lann-ela. While his companions passed on, our saint remained
                          there, and perceiving this, St. Patrick sent for St. Macnessius. When this
                          latter came up, he was asked the cause for his stopping. Our saint then said
                          to St. Patrick: " Over that place in which I stood, I saw the Heavens
                          opened, and the Angels of God ascending and descending." St. Patrick
                          hereupon said : "It therefore behoves us to leave religious men here to
                          serve God." Our saint replied : " Holy Father, if it please you, do not thus
                          determine. For a child of my family, who shall be born sixty years from this
                          day, and whose name is to be Colman Ela, shall there found a celebrated
                          monastery." And, as the Divine Spirit had revealed this to the man of God,
                          so his prophecy was afterwards duly fulfilled. It is said, while performing
                          his journeys, through reverence for the Gospels, this holy man was
                          accustomed to bear books containing its text, on his stooped shoulders, they
                          being secured by no kind of fastening. These, with such like virtues, and
                          also miracles, distinguished our holy bishop, during his sojourn upon
                          earth...

                          It is related, in the Bollandists' Acts of our saint, that through the
                          effect of his prayers, St. Macnessius obtained the birth of a son for a
                          woman advanced in age, and who for fifteen years previously had not given
                          birth to any offspring. Again, we are told, the father to the great St.
                          Comgall of Bangor, who was named Setna, had been on a journey, accompanied
                          by his wife Brig, occupying a seat in a chariot. Seeing our saint travelling
                          on foot, Setna said to his wife : "O woman, descend that the Bishop may take
                          a place in this chariot." But, on hearing these words, our saint replied :
                          "Do not disturb her, for she shall give birth to a king, who will rule over
                          many." This was a prediction referring to St. Comgall's future eminence. As
                          it is probable, that St. Comgall of Bangor had been born, in the year 510,
                          and as it is said our saint delivered a prophecy regarding him the day
                          before his birth, we may most probably conclude, St. Macniscius, Bishop of
                          Connor, had been living in that year. Our saint did not survive the birth of
                          St. Comgall for many years. Other miracles are recorded in his Acts. A town
                          that refused hospitality to our saint was immediately consumed, as a
                          punishment from on high.

                          St. Macnessius is said to have been advanced in years, when the time of his
                          death arrived. This was in the early part of the sixth century, although the
                          exact date has not been ascertained. However, he departed this life, on the
                          3rd day of September, and in the year 514, according to the most probable
                          accounts ; although the Annals of Innisfallen name the year 506, as a date
                          for his death, with the words, " Quies Macnisse Condire." The "Chronicum
                          Scotorum" places his death at a.d. 508. Others have it during the year 507;
                          the Annals of Tigernach at a.d. 510 and Colgan, a.d. 513. The holy Bishop
                          and founder of the see was buried in the city of Connor.

                          Source: Canon John O'Hanlon, Lives of the Irish Saints, Vol IX.

                          http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain09ohanuoft





                          St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                          -------------------------------------------------------
                          7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                          Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                          Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                          they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                          (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                          St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                          ----------------------------------------------------------------
                          Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                          Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                          King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                          gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                          Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                          705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                          Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                          cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                          prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                          communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                          Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                          prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                          who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                          St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                          --------------------------------------------------------
                          Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                          of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                          founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                          (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                          Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                          produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                          assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                          St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                          ---------------------------------------------
                          Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                          Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                          spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                          (Benedictines).


                          Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                          to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                          -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
                          Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                          who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                          bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                          out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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

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



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                            Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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                            * St. MacNisse of Connor
                            * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                            * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                            * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                            * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                            * St. Edward of England
                            * St. Lon-garadh (see #2)
                            * St. Gregory the Great (see #3)
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                            St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                            (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                            -----------------------------------------------------------
                            Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                            said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                            made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                            first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                            Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                            of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                            to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                            the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                            different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                            Montague).

                            Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                            Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                            didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                            from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                            wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                            Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                            given grace to follow thee in the way of salvation.

                            Some miracles of St MacNisse:

                            In the " Feilire " of St. Oengus, yet in a very enigmatical form, the feast
                            of St. Mac Nisse is entered at the 3rd of September. Thus rendered in Dr.
                            Whitley Stokes' English translation:

                            " Colman of Druim Ferta : Longarad a delightful sun; Mac Nisse with
                            thousands, from great Conderi."

                            The birth of Macnessius is said to have been manifested to St. Patrick, and
                            long before the time of its occurrence. St. Macnessius, also written Mac
                            Nissi', or Nisa, was the son of Fobrec or Fobreach, as stated in the Annals
                            of Tigernach. His mother was named Cnes, a daughter to Conchaid or Conchaide
                            of Dal Cethern. The original name of this saint is said to have been Oengus.
                            ... In a fountain of water, which miraculously sprung from the earth, it is
                            stated, that our saint was baptised by the Apostle of the Irish nation.
                            Afterwards, he was known as Mac Cneise or the son of Cnes.

                            He was placed under the charge of Bishop Bolcan - a disciple of St.
                            Patrick - while he was still very young. To him, the son of Ness was
                            entrusted as a foster-child, and from that holy bishop his education had
                            been received. When young, he was sent to take charge of certain cows and
                            their calves. A deep slumber then oppressed him. Meantime, the calves took
                            advantage of their youthful herdsman's sleep to approach the cows, and to
                            draw the accustomed sustenance from them. We are told, that the Bishop's
                            mother - also the nurse of our saint - felt displeased at his neglect, and
                            struck the child. This, however, she did not with impunity; for that hand,
                            with which she chastised the youth, became powerless. Whereupon, the Bishop
                            required his foster-son to pray for her. Immediately on complying with such
                            request,
                            the offending member was again restored to its former strength. From such a
                            circumstance, and owing to other .miracles of a similar nature, the fame of
                            this youthful soldier of Christ was greatly extended.

                            Our saint was a most docile pupil to his master, while going through the
                            course of elementary studies. When St. Patrick was on a journey through
                            Dalaradia, having met Bolcan with our saint, he thus addressed the former :
                            " You and your successors shall always be subject to the rule of this your
                            companion and to his successors." The Apostle's allusion, in this prophetic
                            declaration, referred to the Bishopric subsequently obtained.

                            The latter illustrious man gave certain particular charges, regarding the
                            education and training of the child. These trusts, on being assumed, were
                            faithfully observed and fulfilled. It would appear, from some remarks in the
                            Irish Apostle's life, that the saint, when a boy, carried his master's books
                            in a leather case ; that he had been entrusted with the care of those
                            articles necessary for Divine service ; and that he probably attended the
                            Bishop in the capacity of servitor at his different episcopal ministrations.


                            Having proved himself perfect in every good work, according to tradition,
                            St. Macnessius had been raised to the episcopal dignity by St. Patrick. We
                            know not the year of St. Macnissius' ordination ; Ware informs us, however,
                            that he was advanced to the episcopal dignity in the fifth century. St.
                            Macnessius is said to have made a pilgrimage to the seat of the Apostles,
                            and to Jerusalem, visiting also other remarkable places in the Holy Land....

                            The holy Bishop was distinguished for the performance of miracles. He was
                            inebriated, also, with a spirit of prophesy, and illuminated with Divine
                            Revelations. Among the many miracles which he wrought, St. Macnesius healed
                            two men, one of whom was blind, and the other was a leper. They presented
                            themselves to him in full confidence of being relieved from their
                            infirmities ; and having first washed themselves, in a fountain of clear
                            water, one of them received the gift of sight, and his companion was
                            cleansed from his leprosy, through the prayers of our saint.

                            He also delivered a boy, named Colman, from a violent death. A certain
                            wicked man, who killed the father of this boy, had seized upon the youth,
                            who was under the guardianship of his friends. The tyrant had resolved upon
                            putting him to death. However, our saint interfered to preserve his life.
                            Finding the cruel man inexorable, Macnessius asked as a favour, that the boy
                            should not be slain until brought to a pile of stones, which was conspicuous
                            at some distance. This request he obtained, and afterwards our saint went to
                            the place. There he engaged in prayer. The youth was thrown into the air, so
                            that his body might be received on the points of his executioners' spears.
                            Immediately, however, he was conveyed away by Angels, and deposited on the
                            holy Bishop's bosom free from all injury. Our saint afterwards nurtured, and
                            diligently taught him the rudiments of Religion, and a knowledge of the
                            Sacred Scriptures.

                            In that Life of our saint, contained in the Salamancan Manuscript, we read,
                            that when Macnessius returned to his native country, he miraculously changed
                            the current of a river named Curi. This he did, in order that the murmuring
                            of its waters should not disturb infirm persons in a monastery, which he
                            built at a place called Disart, or Desert. The waters afterwards took a
                            distant course from that spot. On a certain day, when he laboured there with
                            his monks, he had a revelation, that in company with other holy persons, St.
                            Brigid was on the way to his house, in order to confer with him on religious
                            subjects. Being greatly rejoiced at this interior admonition, he addressed
                            his community with these words: "Brethren, let us give over this work and
                            retire to the monastery; we must prepare whatever may be necessary for the
                            holy guests, who are journeying hither, and who shall arrive during this
                            week."

                            In his Acts, it is stated, that in company with St. Patrick and St. Brigid,
                            the holy bishop had been journeying through Momonia, and he passed through a
                            place, called Lann-ela. While his companions passed on, our saint remained
                            there, and perceiving this, St. Patrick sent for St. Macnessius. When this
                            latter came up, he was asked the cause for his stopping. Our saint then said
                            to St. Patrick: " Over that place in which I stood, I saw the Heavens
                            opened, and the Angels of God ascending and descending." St. Patrick
                            hereupon said : "It therefore behoves us to leave religious men here to
                            serve God." Our saint replied : " Holy Father, if it please you, do not thus
                            determine. For a child of my family, who shall be born sixty years from this
                            day, and whose name is to be Colman Ela, shall there found a celebrated
                            monastery." And, as the Divine Spirit had revealed this to the man of God,
                            so his prophecy was afterwards duly fulfilled. It is said, while performing
                            his journeys, through reverence for the Gospels, this holy man was
                            accustomed to bear books containing its text, on his stooped shoulders, they
                            being secured by no kind of fastening. These, with such like virtues, and
                            also miracles, distinguished our holy bishop, during his sojourn upon
                            earth...

                            It is related, in the Bollandists' Acts of our saint, that through the
                            effect of his prayers, St. Macnessius obtained the birth of a son for a
                            woman advanced in age, and who for fifteen years previously had not given
                            birth to any offspring. Again, we are told, the father to the great St.
                            Comgall of Bangor, who was named Setna, had been on a journey, accompanied
                            by his wife Brig, occupying a seat in a chariot. Seeing our saint travelling
                            on foot, Setna said to his wife : "O woman, descend that the Bishop may take
                            a place in this chariot." But, on hearing these words, our saint replied :
                            "Do not disturb her, for she shall give birth to a king, who will rule over
                            many." This was a prediction referring to St. Comgall's future eminence. As
                            it is probable, that St. Comgall of Bangor had been born, in the year 510,
                            and as it is said our saint delivered a prophecy regarding him the day
                            before his birth, we may most probably conclude, St. Macniscius, Bishop of
                            Connor, had been living in that year. Our saint did not survive the birth of
                            St. Comgall for many years. Other miracles are recorded in his Acts. A town
                            that refused hospitality to our saint was immediately consumed, as a
                            punishment from on high.

                            St. Macnessius is said to have been advanced in years, when the time of his
                            death arrived. This was in the early part of the sixth century, although the
                            exact date has not been ascertained. However, he departed this life, on the
                            3rd day of September, and in the year 514, according to the most probable
                            accounts ; although the Annals of Innisfallen name the year 506, as a date
                            for his death, with the words, " Quies Macnisse Condire." The "Chronicum
                            Scotorum" places his death at a.d. 508. Others have it during the year 507;
                            the Annals of Tigernach at a.d. 510 and Colgan, a.d. 513. The holy Bishop
                            and founder of the see was buried in the city of Connor.

                            Source: Canon John O'Hanlon, Lives of the Irish Saints, Vol IX.

                            http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain09ohanuoft





                            St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                            -------------------------------------------------------
                            7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                            Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                            Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                            they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                            (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                            St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                            Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                            Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                            King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                            gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                            Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                            705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                            Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                            cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                            prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                            communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                            Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                            prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                            who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                            St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                            --------------------------------------------------------
                            Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                            of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                            founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                            (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                            Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                            produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                            assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                            St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                            ---------------------------------------------
                            Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                            Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                            spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                            (Benedictines).


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                            bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                            out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.



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                              Celtic and Old English Saints 3 September

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                              * St. MacNisse of Connor
                              * St. Balin of Techsaxon
                              * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
                              * St. Quenburga of Wimborne
                              * St. Hereswitha of Chelles
                              * St. Edward of England
                              * St. Lon-garadh (see #2)
                              * St. Gregory the Great (see #3)
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                              St. MacNisse, Bishop of Connor, Dalriada
                              (Macnisius, Aengus McNisse. Macanisius)

                              -----------------------------------------------------------
                              Died 506-514. Saint MacNisse, a disciple of Saint Olean (Bolcan?), was
                              said to have been baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. After MacNisse
                              made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Patrick consecrated him the
                              first abbot-bishop of Kells, which became the diocese of Connor,
                              Ireland. His life is filled with miracles, such as changing the course
                              of a river for the convenience of his monks and rescuing a child about
                              to be executed for his father's crime by causing him to be carried by
                              the wind from the executioners to his arms. Various ancient lists record
                              different dates for his death (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth,
                              Montague).

                              Troparion of St MacNis tone 8
                              Having learned thy faith from Ireland Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou
                              didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/
                              from which was bequeathed to Christ's church a treasure of piety and
                              wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O
                              Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be
                              given grace to follow thee in the way of salvation.

                              Some miracles of St MacNisse:

                              In the " Feilire " of St. Oengus, yet in a very enigmatical form, the feast
                              of St. Mac Nisse is entered at the 3rd of September. Thus rendered in Dr.
                              Whitley Stokes' English translation:

                              " Colman of Druim Ferta : Longarad a delightful sun; Mac Nisse with
                              thousands, from great Conderi."

                              The birth of Macnessius is said to have been manifested to St. Patrick, and
                              long before the time of its occurrence. St. Macnessius, also written Mac
                              Nissi', or Nisa, was the son of Fobrec or Fobreach, as stated in the Annals
                              of Tigernach. His mother was named Cnes, a daughter to Conchaid or Conchaide
                              of Dal Cethern. The original name of this saint is said to have been Oengus.
                              ... In a fountain of water, which miraculously sprung from the earth, it is
                              stated, that our saint was baptised by the Apostle of the Irish nation.
                              Afterwards, he was known as Mac Cneise or the son of Cnes.

                              He was placed under the charge of Bishop Bolcan - a disciple of St.
                              Patrick - while he was still very young. To him, the son of Ness was
                              entrusted as a foster-child, and from that holy bishop his education had
                              been received. When young, he was sent to take charge of certain cows and
                              their calves. A deep slumber then oppressed him. Meantime, the calves took
                              advantage of their youthful herdsman's sleep to approach the cows, and to
                              draw the accustomed sustenance from them. We are told, that the Bishop's
                              mother - also the nurse of our saint - felt displeased at his neglect, and
                              struck the child. This, however, she did not with impunity; for that hand,
                              with which she chastised the youth, became powerless. Whereupon, the Bishop
                              required his foster-son to pray for her. Immediately on complying with such
                              request,
                              the offending member was again restored to its former strength. From such a
                              circumstance, and owing to other .miracles of a similar nature, the fame of
                              this youthful soldier of Christ was greatly extended.

                              Our saint was a most docile pupil to his master, while going through the
                              course of elementary studies. When St. Patrick was on a journey through
                              Dalaradia, having met Bolcan with our saint, he thus addressed the former :
                              " You and your successors shall always be subject to the rule of this your
                              companion and to his successors." The Apostle's allusion, in this prophetic
                              declaration, referred to the Bishopric subsequently obtained.

                              The latter illustrious man gave certain particular charges, regarding the
                              education and training of the child. These trusts, on being assumed, were
                              faithfully observed and fulfilled. It would appear, from some remarks in the
                              Irish Apostle's life, that the saint, when a boy, carried his master's books
                              in a leather case ; that he had been entrusted with the care of those
                              articles necessary for Divine service ; and that he probably attended the
                              Bishop in the capacity of servitor at his different episcopal ministrations.


                              Having proved himself perfect in every good work, according to tradition,
                              St. Macnessius had been raised to the episcopal dignity by St. Patrick. We
                              know not the year of St. Macnissius' ordination ; Ware informs us, however,
                              that he was advanced to the episcopal dignity in the fifth century. St.
                              Macnessius is said to have made a pilgrimage to the seat of the Apostles,
                              and to Jerusalem, visiting also other remarkable places in the Holy Land....

                              The holy Bishop was distinguished for the performance of miracles. He was
                              inebriated, also, with a spirit of prophesy, and illuminated with Divine
                              Revelations. Among the many miracles which he wrought, St. Macnesius healed
                              two men, one of whom was blind, and the other was a leper. They presented
                              themselves to him in full confidence of being relieved from their
                              infirmities ; and having first washed themselves, in a fountain of clear
                              water, one of them received the gift of sight, and his companion was
                              cleansed from his leprosy, through the prayers of our saint.

                              He also delivered a boy, named Colman, from a violent death. A certain
                              wicked man, who killed the father of this boy, had seized upon the youth,
                              who was under the guardianship of his friends. The tyrant had resolved upon
                              putting him to death. However, our saint interfered to preserve his life.
                              Finding the cruel man inexorable, Macnessius asked as a favour, that the boy
                              should not be slain until brought to a pile of stones, which was conspicuous
                              at some distance. This request he obtained, and afterwards our saint went to
                              the place. There he engaged in prayer. The youth was thrown into the air, so
                              that his body might be received on the points of his executioners' spears.
                              Immediately, however, he was conveyed away by Angels, and deposited on the
                              holy Bishop's bosom free from all injury. Our saint afterwards nurtured, and
                              diligently taught him the rudiments of Religion, and a knowledge of the
                              Sacred Scriptures.

                              In that Life of our saint, contained in the Salamancan Manuscript, we read,
                              that when Macnessius returned to his native country, he miraculously changed
                              the current of a river named Curi. This he did, in order that the murmuring
                              of its waters should not disturb infirm persons in a monastery, which he
                              built at a place called Disart, or Desert. The waters afterwards took a
                              distant course from that spot. On a certain day, when he laboured there with
                              his monks, he had a revelation, that in company with other holy persons, St.
                              Brigid was on the way to his house, in order to confer with him on religious
                              subjects. Being greatly rejoiced at this interior admonition, he addressed
                              his community with these words: "Brethren, let us give over this work and
                              retire to the monastery; we must prepare whatever may be necessary for the
                              holy guests, who are journeying hither, and who shall arrive during this
                              week."

                              In his Acts, it is stated, that in company with St. Patrick and St. Brigid,
                              the holy bishop had been journeying through Momonia, and he passed through a
                              place, called Lann-ela. While his companions passed on, our saint remained
                              there, and perceiving this, St. Patrick sent for St. Macnessius. When this
                              latter came up, he was asked the cause for his stopping. Our saint then said
                              to St. Patrick: " Over that place in which I stood, I saw the Heavens
                              opened, and the Angels of God ascending and descending." St. Patrick
                              hereupon said : "It therefore behoves us to leave religious men here to
                              serve God." Our saint replied : " Holy Father, if it please you, do not thus
                              determine. For a child of my family, who shall be born sixty years from this
                              day, and whose name is to be Colman Ela, shall there found a celebrated
                              monastery." And, as the Divine Spirit had revealed this to the man of God,
                              so his prophecy was afterwards duly fulfilled. It is said, while performing
                              his journeys, through reverence for the Gospels, this holy man was
                              accustomed to bear books containing its text, on his stooped shoulders, they
                              being secured by no kind of fastening. These, with such like virtues, and
                              also miracles, distinguished our holy bishop, during his sojourn upon
                              earth...

                              It is related, in the Bollandists' Acts of our saint, that through the
                              effect of his prayers, St. Macnessius obtained the birth of a son for a
                              woman advanced in age, and who for fifteen years previously had not given
                              birth to any offspring. Again, we are told, the father to the great St.
                              Comgall of Bangor, who was named Setna, had been on a journey, accompanied
                              by his wife Brig, occupying a seat in a chariot. Seeing our saint travelling
                              on foot, Setna said to his wife : "O woman, descend that the Bishop may take
                              a place in this chariot." But, on hearing these words, our saint replied :
                              "Do not disturb her, for she shall give birth to a king, who will rule over
                              many." This was a prediction referring to St. Comgall's future eminence. As
                              it is probable, that St. Comgall of Bangor had been born, in the year 510,
                              and as it is said our saint delivered a prophecy regarding him the day
                              before his birth, we may most probably conclude, St. Macniscius, Bishop of
                              Connor, had been living in that year. Our saint did not survive the birth of
                              St. Comgall for many years. Other miracles are recorded in his Acts. A town
                              that refused hospitality to our saint was immediately consumed, as a
                              punishment from on high.

                              St. Macnessius is said to have been advanced in years, when the time of his
                              death arrived. This was in the early part of the sixth century, although the
                              exact date has not been ascertained. However, he departed this life, on the
                              3rd day of September, and in the year 514, according to the most probable
                              accounts ; although the Annals of Innisfallen name the year 506, as a date
                              for his death, with the words, " Quies Macnisse Condire." The "Chronicum
                              Scotorum" places his death at a.d. 508. Others have it during the year 507;
                              the Annals of Tigernach at a.d. 510 and Colgan, a.d. 513. The holy Bishop
                              and founder of the see was buried in the city of Connor.

                              Source: Canon John O'Hanlon, Lives of the Irish Saints, Vol IX.

                              http://www.archive.org/details/livesofirishsain09ohanuoft





                              St. Balin (Ballon, Balanus) of Techsaxon
                              -------------------------------------------------------
                              7th century. Handsome, well-loved Saint Balin was the brother of Saint
                              Gerald, one of four sons of an Anglo-Saxon king. The four accompanied
                              Saint Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona, then retired to Connaught, where
                              they settled at Tecsaxono (the house of Saxons) in the diocese of Tuam
                              (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).


                              St. Cuthburga of Wimborne, Widow and Abbess
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------
                              Died c. 725; feast day also on August 31. Saint Cuthburga, sister to
                              Saint Quenburga and King Ina of Wessex, married the learned and pious
                              King Aldfrid of Northumbria in 688. After bearing him two sons, Aldfrid
                              gave Cuthburga permission to enter religious life. She became a nun at
                              Barking monastery under the direction of Saint Hildelith, and then in
                              705 with her sister Saint Quenburga, she founded the double monastery at
                              Wimborne in Dorset and governed it as abbess. The convent was strictly
                              cloistered. Saint Lioba, who was formed by Cuthburga, reports that even
                              prelates were forbidden to enter the nuns' quarters; Cuthburga would
                              communicate with them through a little hatch. Hagiographers describe
                              Cuthburga as austere with herself, kind to others, and steadfast in
                              prayer and fasting. This convent produced the band of missionary nuns
                              who helped evangelize Germany (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

                              St. Quenburga (Coenburga) of Wimborne
                              --------------------------------------------------------
                              Died c. 735. Saint Quenburga, Saint Cuthburga, and the future King Ina
                              of Wessex were the children of Cenred, a lord of Wessex. The two sisters
                              founded Wimborne Abbey in Dorset about 705. Although it was a double
                              (and possibly, triple) abbey, it was intended primarily for nuns.
                              Cuthburga was its first abbess. Wimborne was important for having
                              produced Saints Lioba and Thecla, who were among the many religious who
                              assisted Saint Boniface in his efforts to evangelize Germany (Farmer).



                              St. Hereswitha of Chelles, Widow
                              ---------------------------------------------
                              Died c. 690. Princess Hereswitha of Northumbria was the sister of Saint
                              Hilda and mother of Saints Sexburga, Ethelburga, and Withburga. She
                              spent her golden years as a nun in Chelles convent in France
                              (Benedictines).


                              Translation of the Relics of St. Edward, King of England and Martyr,
                              to the Church of Saint Edward at Brookwood, Near Guildford
                              -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                              Troparion for St Edward the Martyr tone 4
                              Celebrating the newly manifest commemoration of the holy King Edward,
                              who shone forth of old in the virtues and suffered undeservedly we all
                              bow down before the Icon of his honoured countenance and in gladness cry
                              out: Truly Thou art wonderful in Thy Saints, O God.


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