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    Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis * St. Constantine II of Scotland * St.
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      * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis
      * St. Constantine II of Scotland
      * St. Ebba the Younger
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      St. Bronach (Bromana, Bronacha, Bronanna) of Glen-Seichis, Virgin
      ------------------------------------------------
      Date unknown. The name of this virgin is registered in the
      martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. Glen-Seichis is the old
      name of Kilbroney or Kilbronach in County Down near Rostrevor, Ireland,
      which takes its present name from her. Saint Bronach's Bell is the
      subject of a well-known Irish legend of a mysterious, invisible bell
      that rang in Kilbroney churchyard.

      In 1885, a storm ripped down an old oak tree near Kilbroney, and in its
      branches was found a 6th-century bell. For many years the denizens
      heard a bell ringing and attributed it to a supernatural origin. It
      seems, however, that the bell was hidden during the Reformation to
      prevent its removal or destruction. Over the years the tongue had worn
      away, so the bell stopped ringing, yet talk of it did not. The bell and
      Bronach's cross can now be found at the parish church of Rostrevor
      (Attwater2, Benedictines, D'Arcy, Husenbeth, Montague, Muirhead,
      Neeson).


      St. Constantine II of Scotland, King & Martyr
      ------------------------------------------------
      Died 874; feast day at Saint Andrews, Scotland, is March 11. King
      Constantine was killed in a battle against heathen invaders of Scotland.
      In his last moments he repeated words echoing Psalm 27: "Lord Jesus,
      abandon not to beasts the souls that serve You." He was buried on Iona,
      where miracles took place at his tomb. Thereafter he was locally
      venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


      St. Ebba (Ebbe) the Younger, Virgin & Martyr
      ------------------------------------------------
      Died 879; feast day formerly August 23. Ebba was abbess of the great
      monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border,
      which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder
      (f.d. August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her
      virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She
      gathered her nuns in the chapter house and encouraged them to follow her
      example: with a razor she cut off (or cut open) her nose and upper lip
      to discourage rape by the invaders. The entire community did likewise.
      They must have made a frightful spectacle. Their appearance so
      disgusted the raiders that the women were saved from rape but not from
      death: The Danes soon returned and set fire to the convent. The entire
      community perished in the flames.

      Although there is no surviving ancient record of Saint Ebba, it may have
      been among the lost manuscripts at Tynemouth, there was a shrine
      dedicated to her in the 13th century. In Coldingham, another manuscript
      refers to a curious feast of the edication of the altar of Saint Ebba
      on June 22, which may refer to either the Younger or the Elder
      (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).


      Sources:
      ========

      Attwater, D. (1958). A Dictionary of Saints. New York:
      P. J. Kenedy & Sons. [Attwater 2]

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

      Bentley, J. (1986). A Calendar of Saints: The Lives of the
      Principal Saints of the Christian Year, NY: Facts on File.

      D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The Saints of Ireland. Saint Paul,
      Minnesota: Irish American Cultural Institute.

      Encyclopaedia of Catholic Saints, March. (1966).
      Philadelphia: Chilton Books.

      Farmer, D. H. (1997). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.
      Oxford: Oxford University Press.

      Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
      Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints.
      London: Virtue & Co.

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

      Muirhead, L. R. (ed.). (1962). Benn Blue Guide to Ireland.
      London: Ernest Benn Limited.

      Neeson, E. (1967). Book of Irish Saints. Cork: Mercer Press.

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

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

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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    • emrys@globe.net.nz
      Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis * St. Constantine II of Scotland * St.
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April

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        * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis
        * St. Constantine II of Scotland
        * St. Ebba the Younger
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        St. Bronach (Bromana, Bronacha, Bronanna) of Glen-Seichis, Virgin
        ------------------------------------------------
        Date unknown. The name of this virgin is registered in the
        martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. Glen-Seichis is the old
        name of Kilbroney or Kilbronach in County Down near Rostrevor, Ireland,
        which takes its present name from her. Saint Bronach's Bell is the
        subject of a well-known Irish legend of a mysterious, invisible bell
        that rang in Kilbroney churchyard.

        In 1885, a storm ripped down an old oak tree near Kilbroney, and in its
        branches was found a 6th-century bell. For many years the denizens
        heard a bell ringing and attributed it to a supernatural origin. It
        seems, however, that the bell was hidden during the Reformation to
        prevent its removal or destruction. Over the years the tongue had worn
        away, so the bell stopped ringing, yet talk of it did not. The bell and
        Bronach's cross can now be found at the parish church of Rostrevor
        (Attwater2, Benedictines, D'Arcy, Husenbeth, Montague, Muirhead,
        Neeson).


        St. Constantine II of Scotland, King & Martyr
        ------------------------------------------------
        Died 874; feast day at Saint Andrews, Scotland, is March 11. King
        Constantine was killed in a battle against heathen invaders of Scotland.
        In his last moments he repeated words echoing Psalm 27: "Lord Jesus,
        abandon not to beasts the souls that serve You." He was buried on Iona,
        where miracles took place at his tomb. Thereafter he was locally
        venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


        St. Ebba (Ebbe) the Younger, Virgin & Martyr
        ------------------------------------------------
        Died 879; feast day formerly August 23. Ebba was abbess of the great
        monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border,
        which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder
        (f.d. August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her
        virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She
        gathered her nuns in the chapter house and encouraged them to follow her
        example: with a razor she cut off (or cut open) her nose and upper lip
        to discourage rape by the invaders. The entire community did likewise.
        They must have made a frightful spectacle. Their appearance so
        disgusted the raiders that the women were saved from rape but not from
        death: The Danes soon returned and set fire to the convent. The entire
        community perished in the flames.

        Although there is no surviving ancient record of Saint Ebba, it may have
        been among the lost manuscripts at Tynemouth, there was a shrine
        dedicated to her in the 13th century. In Coldingham, another manuscript
        refers to a curious feast of the edication of the altar of Saint Ebba
        on June 22, which may refer to either the Younger or the Elder
        (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).


        Sources:
        ========

        Attwater, D. (1958). A Dictionary of Saints. New York:
        P. J. Kenedy & Sons. [Attwater 2]

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

        Bentley, J. (1986). A Calendar of Saints: The Lives of the
        Principal Saints of the Christian Year, NY: Facts on File.

        D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The Saints of Ireland. Saint Paul,
        Minnesota: Irish American Cultural Institute.

        Encyclopaedia of Catholic Saints, March. (1966).
        Philadelphia: Chilton Books.

        Farmer, D. H. (1997). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.
        Oxford: Oxford University Press.

        Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
        Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints.
        London: Virtue & Co.

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

        Muirhead, L. R. (ed.). (1962). Benn Blue Guide to Ireland.
        London: Ernest Benn Limited.

        Neeson, E. (1967). Book of Irish Saints. Cork: Mercer Press.

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

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

        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • emrys@globe.net.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis * St. Constantine II of Scotland * St.
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April

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          * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis
          * St. Constantine II of Scotland
          * St. Ebba the Younger
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          St. Bronach (Bromana, Bronacha, Bronanna) of Glen-Seichis, Virgin
          ------------------------------------------------
          Date unknown. The name of this virgin is registered in the
          martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. Glen-Seichis is the old
          name of Kilbroney or Kilbronach in County Down near Rostrevor, Ireland,
          which takes its present name from her. Saint Bronach's Bell is the
          subject of a well-known Irish legend of a mysterious, invisible bell
          that rang in Kilbroney churchyard.

          In 1885, a storm ripped down an old oak tree near Kilbroney, and in its
          branches was found a 6th-century bell. For many years the denizens
          heard a bell ringing and attributed it to a supernatural origin. It
          seems, however, that the bell was hidden during the Reformation to
          prevent its removal or destruction. Over the years the tongue had worn
          away, so the bell stopped ringing, yet talk of it did not. The bell and
          Bronach's cross can now be found at the parish church of Rostrevor
          (Attwater2, Benedictines, D'Arcy, Husenbeth, Montague, Muirhead,
          Neeson).


          St. Constantine II of Scotland, King & Martyr
          ------------------------------------------------
          Died 874; feast day at Saint Andrews, Scotland, is March 11. King
          Constantine was killed in a battle against heathen invaders of Scotland.
          In his last moments he repeated words echoing Psalm 27: "Lord Jesus,
          abandon not to beasts the souls that serve You." He was buried on Iona,
          where miracles took place at his tomb. Thereafter he was locally
          venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


          St. Ebba (Ebbe) the Younger, Virgin & Martyr
          ------------------------------------------------
          Died 879; feast day formerly August 23. Ebba was abbess of the great
          monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border,
          which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder
          (f.d. August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her
          virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She
          gathered her nuns in the chapter house and encouraged them to follow her
          example: with a razor she cut off (or cut open) her nose and upper lip
          to discourage rape by the invaders. The entire community did likewise.
          They must have made a frightful spectacle. Their appearance so
          disgusted the raiders that the women were saved from rape but not from
          death: The Danes soon returned and set fire to the convent. The entire
          community perished in the flames.

          Although there is no surviving ancient record of Saint Ebba, it may have
          been among the lost manuscripts at Tynemouth, there was a shrine
          dedicated to her in the 13th century. In Coldingham, another manuscript
          refers to a curious feast of the edication of the altar of Saint Ebba
          on June 22, which may refer to either the Younger or the Elder
          (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).


          Sources:
          ========

          Attwater, D. (1958). A Dictionary of Saints. New York:
          P. J. Kenedy & Sons. [Attwater 2]

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

          Bentley, J. (1986). A Calendar of Saints: The Lives of the
          Principal Saints of the Christian Year, NY: Facts on File.

          D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The Saints of Ireland. Saint Paul,
          Minnesota: Irish American Cultural Institute.

          Encyclopaedia of Catholic Saints, March. (1966).
          Philadelphia: Chilton Books.

          Farmer, D. H. (1997). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.
          Oxford: Oxford University Press.

          Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
          Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints.
          London: Virtue & Co.

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

          Muirhead, L. R. (ed.). (1962). Benn Blue Guide to Ireland.
          London: Ernest Benn Limited.

          Neeson, E. (1967). Book of Irish Saints. Cork: Mercer Press.

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

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

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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        • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
          Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis * St. Constantine II of Scotland * St.
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            Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April

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            * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis
            * St. Constantine II of Scotland
            * St. Ebba the Younger
            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


            St. Bronach (Bromana, Bronacha, Bronanna) of Glen-Seichis, Virgin
            ------------------------------------------------
            Date unknown. The name of this virgin is registered in the
            martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. Glen-Seichis is the old
            name of Kilbroney or Kilbronach in County Down near Rostrevor, Ireland,
            which takes its present name from her. Saint Bronach's Bell is the
            subject of a well-known Irish legend of a mysterious, invisible bell
            that rang in Kilbroney churchyard.

            In 1885, a storm ripped down an old oak tree near Kilbroney, and in its
            branches was found a 6th-century bell. For many years the denizens
            heard a bell ringing and attributed it to a supernatural origin. It
            seems, however, that the bell was hidden during the Reformation to
            prevent its removal or destruction. Over the years the tongue had worn
            away, so the bell stopped ringing, yet talk of it did not. The bell and
            Bronach's cross can now be found at the parish church of Rostrevor
            (Attwater2, Benedictines, D'Arcy, Husenbeth, Montague, Muirhead,
            Neeson).


            St. Constantine II of Scotland, King & Martyr
            ------------------------------------------------
            Died 874; feast day at Saint Andrews, Scotland, is March 11. King
            Constantine was killed in a battle against heathen invaders of Scotland.
            In his last moments he repeated words echoing Psalm 27: "Lord Jesus,
            abandon not to beasts the souls that serve You." He was buried on Iona,
            where miracles took place at his tomb. Thereafter he was locally
            venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


            St. Ebba (Ebbe) the Younger, Virgin & Martyr
            ------------------------------------------------
            Died 879; feast day formerly August 23. Ebba was abbess of the great
            monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border,
            which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder
            (f.d. August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her
            virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She
            gathered her nuns in the chapter house and encouraged them to follow her
            example: with a razor she cut off (or cut open) her nose and upper lip
            to discourage rape by the invaders. The entire community did likewise.
            They must have made a frightful spectacle. Their appearance so
            disgusted the raiders that the women were saved from rape but not from
            death: The Danes soon returned and set fire to the convent. The entire
            community perished in the flames.

            Although there is no surviving ancient record of Saint Ebba, it may have
            been among the lost manuscripts at Tynemouth, there was a shrine
            dedicated to her in the 13th century. In Coldingham, another manuscript
            refers to a curious feast of the edication of the altar of Saint Ebba
            on June 22, which may refer to either the Younger or the Elder
            (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).


            Sources:
            ========

            Attwater, D. (1958). A Dictionary of Saints. New York:
            P. J. Kenedy & Sons. [Attwater 2]

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

            Bentley, J. (1986). A Calendar of Saints: The Lives of the
            Principal Saints of the Christian Year, NY: Facts on File.

            D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The Saints of Ireland. Saint Paul,
            Minnesota: Irish American Cultural Institute.

            Encyclopaedia of Catholic Saints, March. (1966).
            Philadelphia: Chilton Books.

            Farmer, D. H. (1997). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.
            Oxford: Oxford University Press.

            Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
            Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints.
            London: Virtue & Co.

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

            Muirhead, L. R. (ed.). (1962). Benn Blue Guide to Ireland.
            London: Ernest Benn Limited.

            Neeson, E. (1967). Book of Irish Saints. Cork: Mercer Press.

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

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

            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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          • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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              Celtic and Old English Saints 2 April

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              * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis
              * St. Constantine II of Scotland
              * St. Ebba the Younger
              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


              St. Bronach (Bromana, Bronacha, Bronanna) of Glen-Seichis, Virgin
              ------------------------------------------------
              Date unknown. The name of this virgin is registered in the
              martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. Glen-Seichis is the old
              name of Kilbroney or Kilbronach in County Down near Rostrevor, Ireland,
              which takes its present name from her. Saint Bronach's Bell is the
              subject of a well-known Irish legend of a mysterious, invisible bell
              that rang in Kilbroney churchyard.

              In 1885, a storm ripped down an old oak tree near Kilbroney, and in its
              branches was found a 6th-century bell. For many years the denizens
              heard a bell ringing and attributed it to a supernatural origin. It
              seems, however, that the bell was hidden during the Reformation to
              prevent its removal or destruction. Over the years the tongue had worn
              away, so the bell stopped ringing, yet talk of it did not. The bell and
              Bronach's cross can now be found at the parish church of Rostrevor
              (Attwater2, Benedictines, D'Arcy, Husenbeth, Montague, Muirhead,
              Neeson).


              St. Constantine II of Scotland, King & Martyr
              ------------------------------------------------
              Died 874; feast day at Saint Andrews, Scotland, is March 11. King
              Constantine was killed in a battle against heathen invaders of Scotland.
              In his last moments he repeated words echoing Psalm 27: "Lord Jesus,
              abandon not to beasts the souls that serve You." He was buried on Iona,
              where miracles took place at his tomb. Thereafter he was locally
              venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


              St. Ebba (Ebbe) the Younger, Virgin & Martyr
              ------------------------------------------------
              Died 879; feast day formerly August 23. Ebba was abbess of the great
              monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border,
              which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder
              (f.d. August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her
              virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She
              gathered her nuns in the chapter house and encouraged them to follow her
              example: with a razor she cut off (or cut open) her nose and upper lip
              to discourage rape by the invaders. The entire community did likewise.
              They must have made a frightful spectacle. Their appearance so
              disgusted the raiders that the women were saved from rape but not from
              death: The Danes soon returned and set fire to the convent. The entire
              community perished in the flames.

              Although there is no surviving ancient record of Saint Ebba, it may have
              been among the lost manuscripts at Tynemouth, there was a shrine
              dedicated to her in the 13th century. In Coldingham, another manuscript
              refers to a curious feast of the edication of the altar of Saint Ebba
              on June 22, which may refer to either the Younger or the Elder
              (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).


              Sources:
              ========

              Attwater, D. (1958). A Dictionary of Saints. New York:
              P. J. Kenedy & Sons. [Attwater 2]

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

              Bentley, J. (1986). A Calendar of Saints: The Lives of the
              Principal Saints of the Christian Year, NY: Facts on File.

              D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The Saints of Ireland. Saint Paul,
              Minnesota: Irish American Cultural Institute.

              Encyclopaedia of Catholic Saints, March. (1966).
              Philadelphia: Chilton Books.

              Farmer, D. H. (1997). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.
              Oxford: Oxford University Press.

              Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
              Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints.
              London: Virtue & Co.

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

              Muirhead, L. R. (ed.). (1962). Benn Blue Guide to Ireland.
              London: Ernest Benn Limited.

              Neeson, E. (1967). Book of Irish Saints. Cork: Mercer Press.

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

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

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
            • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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                * St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis
                * St. Constantine II of Scotland
                * St. Ebba the Younger
                =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                St. Bronach (Bromana, Bronacha, Bronanna) of Glen-Seichis, Virgin
                ------------------------------------------------
                Date unknown. The name of this virgin is registered in the
                martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. Glen-Seichis is the old
                name of Kilbroney or Kilbronach in County Down near Rostrevor, Ireland,
                which takes its present name from her. Saint Bronach's Bell is the
                subject of a well-known Irish legend of a mysterious, invisible bell
                that rang in Kilbroney churchyard.

                In 1885, a storm ripped down an old oak tree near Kilbroney, and in its
                branches was found a 6th-century bell. For many years the denizens
                heard a bell ringing and attributed it to a supernatural origin. It
                seems, however, that the bell was hidden during the Reformation to
                prevent its removal or destruction. Over the years the tongue had worn
                away, so the bell stopped ringing, yet talk of it did not. The bell and
                Bronach's cross can now be found at the parish church of Rostrevor
                (Attwater2, Benedictines, D'Arcy, Husenbeth, Montague, Muirhead,
                Neeson).


                St. Constantine II of Scotland, King & Martyr
                ------------------------------------------------
                Died 874; feast day at Saint Andrews, Scotland, is March 11. King
                Constantine was killed in a battle against heathen invaders of Scotland.
                In his last moments he repeated words echoing Psalm 27: "Lord Jesus,
                abandon not to beasts the souls that serve You." He was buried on Iona,
                where miracles took place at his tomb. Thereafter he was locally
                venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


                St. Ebba (Ebbe) the Younger, Virgin & Martyr
                ------------------------------------------------
                Died 879; feast day formerly August 23. Ebba was abbess of the great
                monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border,
                which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder
                (f.d. August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her
                virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She
                gathered her nuns in the chapter house and encouraged them to follow her
                example: with a razor she cut off (or cut open) her nose and upper lip
                to discourage rape by the invaders. The entire community did likewise.
                They must have made a frightful spectacle. Their appearance so
                disgusted the raiders that the women were saved from rape but not from
                death: The Danes soon returned and set fire to the convent. The entire
                community perished in the flames.

                Although there is no surviving ancient record of Saint Ebba, it may have
                been among the lost manuscripts at Tynemouth, there was a shrine
                dedicated to her in the 13th century. In Coldingham, another manuscript
                refers to a curious feast of the edication of the altar of Saint Ebba
                on June 22, which may refer to either the Younger or the Elder
                (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Farmer, Husenbeth).


                Sources:
                ========

                Attwater, D. (1958). A Dictionary of Saints. New York:
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                Benedictine Monks of Saint Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate.
                (1947). The Book of saints. NY: Macmillan.

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                Principal Saints of the Christian Year, NY: Facts on File.

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                Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
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                For All the Saints: - new active link
                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/saint_a.shtml

                An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West - new active link
                http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsa.htm

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