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    Celtic and Old English Saints 2 May =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Gennys of Cornwall * St. Germanus of Normandy * St. Gluvias of
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 2 May

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      * St. Gennys of Cornwall
      * St. Germanus of Normandy
      * St. Gluvias of Cornwall
      * St. Neachtain
      * St. Ultan of Peronne
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      St. Gennys
      ---------------
      Date unknown. Saint Gennys is often confused with Saint Genesius of
      Arles, but the patron of Cornwall has his own feast today, which may
      point to the fact that he is a different individual and an obscure,
      local founder. He may more properly be identified with Saint Genesius
      the Martyr, whose head was translated on July 19 to Lismore. To add to
      the confusion, the famous Germanus of Auxerre is also known as Gennys or
      Genewys (Benedictines, Farmer).


      Saint Genny's Church in Cornwall
      http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/StGennys.htm

      The church is situated in a dell amongst the high cliffs of the North
      Cornish Coast that look over the ever-surging sea- High Cliff to the
      south west towering over "The Haven" is 730 ft high and the tallest in
      Britain.

      This secluded isolated spot so solitary for a parish church is because
      its origins go back to the years of the Celtic Church. Sometime in the
      mid 7th Century a Celtic Monk (hermit) arrived here, on foot or by boat,
      and chose our site for its solitude and its ready supply of water.

      The locals must have been very quickly attracted to the "Holy Man" and
      he in due time taught them the Christian message and baptised them in
      his source of water which became known as "The Holy Well" so the site
      was established as the Holy Place in the locality. A stone cross set up
      close by & a tiny wooden hut for the priest or monk to live in. The
      services would be held in the open air.

      On the right hand -side of the path that leads to the church the green
      drops away steeply. A careful look down and across, or a jaunt over the
      grass will reveal an old well - its is not so long ago the water from
      here was still on domestic use - however this is the spot or very close
      to it where the Holy Well of St Gennys was located. Here from the 600's
      people have been baptised.

      926 - After King Athelstan's final conquest of Cornwall, it is almost
      certain a small Saxon church was built on this site and it is possible
      at this point the dedication to St Genesius probably originates.




      St. Germanus (Germaine) of Normandy, Bishop Martyr
      -------------------------------------------------------
      Died c. 460. It may be hard to believe that someone named Germanus of
      Normandy originated either in Ireland or Wales, but it is true. Today's
      saint was converted by Saint Germanus of Auxerre, whose name he took,
      when the bishop was visiting Britain. Today's saint worked as a bishop
      with Saint Patrick and is alleged to have evangelized in Wales, Spain,
      Gaul, and the Isle of Man. Some regard Germanus as the Apostle of the
      Isle of Man. He was martyred in Normandy (Benedictines, Montague).


      St. Gluvias (Glywys)
      ---------------------------
      6th century. Saint Gluvias may have been sent to Cornwall by his
      brother, Saint Cadoc of Llancarfan. There he laid the foundation for a
      monastery and a parish commemorates his name (Benedictines).

      The church stands on the site of the hermitage of its patron, Gluvias,
      who belongs to that great tide of saints which swept down from Wales and
      overspilled into Brittany. He is the brother of S.Cadoc, which would
      make him the son of St.Woolos of Newport and St.Gladys, one of the
      daughters of Brychan. St.Petroc, the founder of Padstow and Bodmin, was
      uncle to Cadoc and Gluvias, and St.Keyne would have been their great
      aunt. St.Keyne gives her name to Keynsham between Bristol and Bath and
      to the parish in Cornwall between Looe and Liskeard.

      These family connections are a feature of the Celtic saints, but of
      St.Gluvias himself we know little except that he chose this fertile
      valley for his retreat, famous for its flowers as well as its granite.
      His church looks down over Penryn, which lies at the side of Falmouth,
      and although it is probably older and more distinguished than its
      neighbour, it has not grown so large. It now has no church of its own,
      but once it was a famous place of learning, receiving scholars from
      Oxford to join the canons of its famous Glasney College, founded by
      Bishop Bronescombe. It had a great collegiate church, dedicated to
      St.Thomas of Canterbury, but there are few traces of the church and
      college buildings, which were once "strongly walled".

      Glasney College might have become a university if it had survived the
      sixteenth century, but during the middle ages it had a great influence
      on the life of the Church in Cornwall, and some of the miracle plays in
      Cornish, which were composed there, are extant. Among some of the
      manuscripts that have survived is a reference to St.Gluvias as a martyr,
      but there is no indication of the manner in which he glorified Our Lord
      by his death (Bowen, John, Mee).

      "The Saints of Cornwall" - Catherine Rachel John.

      "The King's England - Cornwall" - Arthur Mee.


      The church of Saint Gluvias in Cornwall
      Present structure dates from1883, with sections from earlier centuries.
      http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/St_Gluvias.htm


      Troparion of St Gluvias Tone 2
      O glorious Father Gluvias,/ thou didst bring the light of Christ to
      Cornwall/ while thy brother holy Cadoc enlightened Wales./ As thou dost
      intercede for all mankind,/ pray to Christ our God to grant us His great
      mercy.


      St. Neachtain
      -------------------
      5th century. Saint Neachtain was present at the death of his near
      relative Saint Patrick of Ireland (Benedictines).


      St. Ultan of Peronne, Abbot Bishop
      --------------------------------------
      Died c. 686. Ultan, an Irish monk like his brothers Saints Fursey and
      Foillan, went with them on a missionary journey to East Anglia. There,
      with Fursey, he founded Burghcastle Monastery near Yarmouth but migrated
      to France and the Abbey of Saint-Quentin, then to Belgium, to escape
      raiding Mercians. His brother Foillan built and became abbot of Fosses
      Monastery on land given to him by Blessed Itta and her daughter Saint
      Gertrude of Nivelles. During this time Ultan was chaplain to Gertrude's
      convent and taught them chant. He succeeded his brother in the abbacy at
      Fosses and later he became abbot of a monastery at Perrone, where he
      died. He was buried in Fosses Abbey (Attwater, Benedictines, Delaney,
      Montague).


      Sources:
      ========

      Attwater, D. (1983). The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, NY:
      Penguin Books.

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

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

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

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

      John, C. R. (1981). The Saints of Cornwall
      Lodenek Press Ltd.

      Mee, A. The King's England - Cornwall.
      (41 vols). Hodder & Stoughton.

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

      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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    • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
      Christ is Risen! Celtic and Old English Saints 2 May =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Gennys of Cornwall * St. Germanus of Normandy *
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        Christ is Risen!

        Celtic and Old English Saints 2 May

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        * St. Gennys of Cornwall
        * St. Germanus of Normandy
        * St. Gluvias of Cornwall
        * St. Neachtain
        * St. Ultan of Peronne
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        St. Gennys
        ---------------
        Date unknown. Saint Gennys is often confused with Saint Genesius of
        Arles, but the patron of Cornwall has his own feast today, which may
        point to the fact that he is a different individual and an obscure,
        local founder. He may more properly be identified with Saint Genesius
        the Martyr, whose head was translated on July 19 to Lismore. To add to
        the confusion, the famous Germanus of Auxerre is also known as Gennys or
        Genewys (Benedictines, Farmer).


        Saint Genny's Church in Cornwall
        http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/StGennys.htm

        The church is situated in a dell amongst the high cliffs of the North
        Cornish Coast that look over the ever-surging sea- High Cliff to the
        south west towering over "The Haven" is 730 ft high and the tallest in
        Britain.

        This secluded isolated spot so solitary for a parish church is because
        its origins go back to the years of the Celtic Church. Sometime in the
        mid 7th Century a Celtic Monk (hermit) arrived here, on foot or by boat,
        and chose our site for its solitude and its ready supply of water.

        The locals must have been very quickly attracted to the "Holy Man" and
        he in due time taught them the Christian message and baptised them in
        his source of water which became known as "The Holy Well" so the site
        was established as the Holy Place in the locality. A stone cross set up
        close by & a tiny wooden hut for the priest or monk to live in. The
        services would be held in the open air.

        On the right hand -side of the path that leads to the church the green
        drops away steeply. A careful look down and across, or a jaunt over the
        grass will reveal an old well - its is not so long ago the water from
        here was still on domestic use - however this is the spot or very close
        to it where the Holy Well of St Gennys was located. Here from the 600's
        people have been baptised.

        926 - After King Athelstan's final conquest of Cornwall, it is almost
        certain a small Saxon church was built on this site and it is possible
        at this point the dedication to St Genesius probably originates.




        St. Germanus (Germaine) of Normandy, Bishop Martyr
        -------------------------------------------------------
        Died c. 460. It may be hard to believe that someone named Germanus of
        Normandy originated either in Ireland or Wales, but it is true. Today's
        saint was converted by Saint Germanus of Auxerre, whose name he took,
        when the bishop was visiting Britain. Today's saint worked as a bishop
        with Saint Patrick and is alleged to have evangelized in Wales, Spain,
        Gaul, and the Isle of Man. Some regard Germanus as the Apostle of the
        Isle of Man. He was martyred in Normandy (Benedictines, Montague).


        St. Gluvias (Glywys)
        ---------------------------
        6th century. Saint Gluvias may have been sent to Cornwall by his
        brother, Saint Cadoc of Llancarfan. There he laid the foundation for a
        monastery and a parish commemorates his name (Benedictines).

        The church stands on the site of the hermitage of its patron, Gluvias,
        who belongs to that great tide of saints which swept down from Wales and
        overspilled into Brittany. He is the brother of S.Cadoc, which would
        make him the son of St.Woolos of Newport and St.Gladys, one of the
        daughters of Brychan. St.Petroc, the founder of Padstow and Bodmin, was
        uncle to Cadoc and Gluvias, and St.Keyne would have been their great
        aunt. St.Keyne gives her name to Keynsham between Bristol and Bath and
        to the parish in Cornwall between Looe and Liskeard.

        These family connections are a feature of the Celtic saints, but of
        St.Gluvias himself we know little except that he chose this fertile
        valley for his retreat, famous for its flowers as well as its granite.
        His church looks down over Penryn, which lies at the side of Falmouth,
        and although it is probably older and more distinguished than its
        neighbour, it has not grown so large. It now has no church of its own,
        but once it was a famous place of learning, receiving scholars from
        Oxford to join the canons of its famous Glasney College, founded by
        Bishop Bronescombe. It had a great collegiate church, dedicated to
        St.Thomas of Canterbury, but there are few traces of the church and
        college buildings, which were once "strongly walled".

        Glasney College might have become a university if it had survived the
        sixteenth century, but during the middle ages it had a great influence
        on the life of the Church in Cornwall, and some of the miracle plays in
        Cornish, which were composed there, are extant. Among some of the
        manuscripts that have survived is a reference to St.Gluvias as a martyr,
        but there is no indication of the manner in which he glorified Our Lord
        by his death (Bowen, John, Mee).

        "The Saints of Cornwall" - Catherine Rachel John.

        "The King's England - Cornwall" - Arthur Mee.


        The church of Saint Gluvias in Cornwall
        Present structure dates from1883, with sections from earlier centuries.
        http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/St_Gluvias.htm


        Troparion of St Gluvias Tone 2
        O glorious Father Gluvias,/ thou didst bring the light of Christ to
        Cornwall/ while thy brother holy Cadoc enlightened Wales./ As thou dost
        intercede for all mankind,/ pray to Christ our God to grant us His great
        mercy.


        St. Neachtain
        -------------------
        5th century. Saint Neachtain was present at the death of his near
        relative Saint Patrick of Ireland (Benedictines).


        St. Ultan of Peronne, Abbot Bishop
        --------------------------------------
        Died c. 686. Ultan, an Irish monk like his brothers Saints Fursey and
        Foillan, went with them on a missionary journey to East Anglia. There,
        with Fursey, he founded Burghcastle Monastery near Yarmouth but migrated
        to France and the Abbey of Saint-Quentin, then to Belgium, to escape
        raiding Mercians. His brother Foillan built and became abbot of Fosses
        Monastery on land given to him by Blessed Itta and her daughter Saint
        Gertrude of Nivelles. During this time Ultan was chaplain to Gertrude's
        convent and taught them chant. He succeeded his brother in the abbacy at
        Fosses and later he became abbot of a monastery at Perrone, where he
        died. He was buried in Fosses Abbey (Attwater, Benedictines, Delaney,
        Montague).


        Sources:
        ========

        Attwater, D. (1983). The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, NY:
        Penguin Books.

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

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

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

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

        John, C. R. (1981). The Saints of Cornwall
        Lodenek Press Ltd.

        Mee, A. The King's England - Cornwall.
        (41 vols). Hodder & Stoughton.

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

        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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      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 2 May =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Gennys of Cornwall * St. Germanus of Normandy * St. Gluvias of
        Message 3 of 13 , May 3, 2012
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 2 May

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          * St. Gennys of Cornwall
          * St. Germanus of Normandy
          * St. Gluvias of Cornwall
          * St. Neachtain
          * St. Ultan of Peronne
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          St. Gennys
          ---------------
          Date unknown. Saint Gennys is often confused with Saint Genesius of
          Arles, but the patron of Cornwall has his own feast today, which may
          point to the fact that he is a different individual and an obscure,
          local founder. He may more properly be identified with Saint Genesius
          the Martyr, whose head was translated on July 19 to Lismore. To add to
          the confusion, the famous Germanus of Auxerre is also known as Gennys or
          Genewys (Benedictines, Farmer).


          Saint Genny's Church in Cornwall
          http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/StGennys.htm

          The church is situated in a dell amongst the high cliffs of the North
          Cornish Coast that look over the ever-surging sea- High Cliff to the
          south west towering over "The Haven" is 730 ft high and the tallest in
          Britain.

          This secluded isolated spot so solitary for a parish church is because
          its origins go back to the years of the Celtic Church. Sometime in the
          mid 7th Century a Celtic Monk (hermit) arrived here, on foot or by boat,
          and chose our site for its solitude and its ready supply of water.

          The locals must have been very quickly attracted to the "Holy Man" and
          he in due time taught them the Christian message and baptised them in
          his source of water which became known as "The Holy Well" so the site
          was established as the Holy Place in the locality. A stone cross set up
          close by & a tiny wooden hut for the priest or monk to live in. The
          services would be held in the open air.

          On the right hand -side of the path that leads to the church the green
          drops away steeply. A careful look down and across, or a jaunt over the
          grass will reveal an old well - its is not so long ago the water from
          here was still on domestic use - however this is the spot or very close
          to it where the Holy Well of St Gennys was located. Here from the 600's
          people have been baptised.

          926 - After King Athelstan's final conquest of Cornwall, it is almost
          certain a small Saxon church was built on this site and it is possible
          at this point the dedication to St Genesius probably originates.




          St. Germanus (Germaine) of Normandy, Bishop Martyr
          -------------------------------------------------------
          Died c. 460. It may be hard to believe that someone named Germanus of
          Normandy originated either in Ireland or Wales, but it is true. Today's
          saint was converted by Saint Germanus of Auxerre, whose name he took,
          when the bishop was visiting Britain. Today's saint worked as a bishop
          with Saint Patrick and is alleged to have evangelized in Wales, Spain,
          Gaul, and the Isle of Man. Some regard Germanus as the Apostle of the
          Isle of Man. He was martyred in Normandy (Benedictines, Montague).


          St. Gluvias (Glywys)
          ---------------------------
          6th century. Saint Gluvias may have been sent to Cornwall by his
          brother, Saint Cadoc of Llancarfan. There he laid the foundation for a
          monastery and a parish commemorates his name (Benedictines).

          The church stands on the site of the hermitage of its patron, Gluvias,
          who belongs to that great tide of saints which swept down from Wales and
          overspilled into Brittany. He is the brother of S.Cadoc, which would
          make him the son of St.Woolos of Newport and St.Gladys, one of the
          daughters of Brychan. St.Petroc, the founder of Padstow and Bodmin, was
          uncle to Cadoc and Gluvias, and St.Keyne would have been their great
          aunt. St.Keyne gives her name to Keynsham between Bristol and Bath and
          to the parish in Cornwall between Looe and Liskeard.

          These family connections are a feature of the Celtic saints, but of
          St.Gluvias himself we know little except that he chose this fertile
          valley for his retreat, famous for its flowers as well as its granite.
          His church looks down over Penryn, which lies at the side of Falmouth,
          and although it is probably older and more distinguished than its
          neighbour, it has not grown so large. It now has no church of its own,
          but once it was a famous place of learning, receiving scholars from
          Oxford to join the canons of its famous Glasney College, founded by
          Bishop Bronescombe. It had a great collegiate church, dedicated to
          St.Thomas of Canterbury, but there are few traces of the church and
          college buildings, which were once "strongly walled".

          Glasney College might have become a university if it had survived the
          sixteenth century, but during the middle ages it had a great influence
          on the life of the Church in Cornwall, and some of the miracle plays in
          Cornish, which were composed there, are extant. Among some of the
          manuscripts that have survived is a reference to St.Gluvias as a martyr,
          but there is no indication of the manner in which he glorified Our Lord
          by his death (Bowen, John, Mee).

          "The Saints of Cornwall" - Catherine Rachel John.

          "The King's England - Cornwall" - Arthur Mee.


          The church of Saint Gluvias in Cornwall
          Present structure dates from1883, with sections from earlier centuries.
          http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/St_Gluvias.htm


          Troparion of St Gluvias Tone 2
          O glorious Father Gluvias,/ thou didst bring the light of Christ to
          Cornwall/ while thy brother holy Cadoc enlightened Wales./ As thou dost
          intercede for all mankind,/ pray to Christ our God to grant us His great
          mercy.


          St. Neachtain
          -------------------
          5th century. Saint Neachtain was present at the death of his near
          relative Saint Patrick of Ireland (Benedictines).


          St. Ultan of Peronne, Abbot Bishop
          --------------------------------------
          Died c. 686. Ultan, an Irish monk like his brothers Saints Fursey and
          Foillan, went with them on a missionary journey to East Anglia. There,
          with Fursey, he founded Burghcastle Monastery near Yarmouth but migrated
          to France and the Abbey of Saint-Quentin, then to Belgium, to escape
          raiding Mercians. His brother Foillan built and became abbot of Fosses
          Monastery on land given to him by Blessed Itta and her daughter Saint
          Gertrude of Nivelles. During this time Ultan was chaplain to Gertrude's
          convent and taught them chant. He succeeded his brother in the abbacy at
          Fosses and later he became abbot of a monastery at Perrone, where he
          died. He was buried in Fosses Abbey (Attwater, Benedictines, Delaney,
          Montague).


          Sources:
          ========

          Attwater, D. (1983). The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, NY:
          Penguin Books.

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

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

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

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

          John, C. R. (1981). The Saints of Cornwall
          Lodenek Press Ltd.

          Mee, A. The King's England - Cornwall.
          (41 vols). Hodder & Stoughton.

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

          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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