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  • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 26 June =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Babolenus of Fosses * St. Corbican of
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 26, 2012
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 26 June

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      * St. Brannock of Braunton
      * St. Babolenus of Fosses
      * St. Corbican of Ireland
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      St. Brannock, Abbot of Braunton
      (also known as Barnoc, Brannoc)
      ----------------------------------------

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

      The parish of St. Brannock's is a legacy of St.Brannock who first
      founded the church in the sixth century. The church was built in a
      wooded valley away from the main Celtic settlement, near to the
      trackways which came through gaps in the river Caen and went onwards to
      the saltpans of nearby Saunton or to cross the river Taw/Torridge
      estuary and on down towards Cornwall. Tradition has it that St Brannoc
      first built his church on a hill overlooking Braunton but it fell down,
      and in a dream he was told to look for the sow and her piglets and there
      to build his church. The story is still commemorated in one of the
      stained glass windows and one of the roof bosses of the present St
      Brannocks where if you look carefully you will see the sow and her
      litter.

      Three churches have been built on the site and the present church dating
      from the 13th century contain elements of the church of 837 AD. The
      exact locality of Saint Brannoch's tomb is now unknown, but some of his
      relics are in the church and it is a place of pilgrimage for Greek
      Orthodox from London.

      Later the church became a minster, giving the name Brannocminster to the
      Saxon settlement which grew up on both sides of the river Caen. By the
      time of the conquest, the village was a royal manor of importance, equal
      to Barnstaple.

      Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
      Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan and great wonderworker, O
      Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy tireless
      endeavours./ As Braunton's church may yet hold thy precious relics,/
      Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox heritage,/ may never
      deviate from the true Faith/ and, thereby, receive the reward of the
      blest.



      St. Babolenus of Fosses, Abbot
      --------------------------------------------
      Died c. 677. Babolenus migrated to France, where he became a monk at
      Luxeuil under Saint Columbanus. Later he was appointed the first abbot
      of Saint Peter's near Paris, which was renamed Saint-Maur-des-Fosses
      when the relics of Saint Maurus where brought there from Anjou. He was
      helped by Saint Fursey in the erection of many churches and hospitals in
      the diocese of Paris. Together they served the whole diocese under
      Bishops Audebert and Saint Landry (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


      St. Corbican of Ireland, Confessor in the Low Countries
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      8th century. Corbican was an Irish recluse in the Low Countries who
      spent part of his day helping and instructing the peasants
      (Benedictines).

      Sources:
      ========

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

      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.

      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 26 June =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Brannock of Braunton * St. Babolenus of Fosses * St. Corbican of
      Message 2 of 14 , Jun 25, 2013
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 26 June

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        * St. Brannock of Braunton
        * St. Babolenus of Fosses
        * St. Corbican of Ireland
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


        St. Brannock, Abbot of Braunton
        (also known as Barnoc, Brannoc)
        ----------------------------------------

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

        The parish of St. Brannock's is a legacy of St.Brannock who first
        founded the church in the sixth century. The church was built in a
        wooded valley away from the main Celtic settlement, near to the
        trackways which came through gaps in the river Caen and went onwards to
        the saltpans of nearby Saunton or to cross the river Taw/Torridge
        estuary and on down towards Cornwall. Tradition has it that St Brannoc
        first built his church on a hill overlooking Braunton but it fell down,
        and in a dream he was told to look for the sow and her piglets and there
        to build his church. The story is still commemorated in one of the
        stained glass windows and one of the roof bosses of the present St
        Brannocks where if you look carefully you will see the sow and her
        litter.

        Three churches have been built on the site and the present church dating
        from the 13th century contain elements of the church of 837 AD. The
        exact locality of Saint Brannoch's tomb is now unknown, but some of his
        relics are in the church and it is a place of pilgrimage for Greek
        Orthodox from London.

        Later the church became a minster, giving the name Brannocminster to the
        Saxon settlement which grew up on both sides of the river Caen. By the
        time of the conquest, the village was a royal manor of importance, equal
        to Barnstaple.

        Troparion of St Brannock of Braunton tone 1
        Righteous tutor of the children of Brychan and great wonderworker, O
        Father Brannock,/ thou didst win many souls for Christ by thy tireless
        endeavours./ As Braunton's church may yet hold thy precious relics,/
        Pray that we, being ever mindful of our Orthodox heritage,/ may never
        deviate from the true Faith/ and, thereby, receive the reward of the
        blest.



        St. Babolenus of Fosses, Abbot
        --------------------------------------------
        Died c. 677. Babolenus migrated to France, where he became a monk at
        Luxeuil under Saint Columbanus. Later he was appointed the first abbot
        of Saint Peter's near Paris, which was renamed Saint-Maur-des-Fosses
        when the relics of Saint Maurus where brought there from Anjou. He was
        helped by Saint Fursey in the erection of many churches and hospitals in
        the diocese of Paris. Together they served the whole diocese under
        Bishops Audebert and Saint Landry (Benedictines, Husenbeth).


        St. Corbican of Ireland, Confessor in the Low Countries
        -----------------------------------------------------------------
        8th century. Corbican was an Irish recluse in the Low Countries who
        spent part of his day helping and instructing the peasants
        (Benedictines).

        Sources:
        ========

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

        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.

        For All the Saints: - new active link
        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/saint_a.shtml

        Orthodox Ireland Saints
        http://tinyurl.com/ysvzbh

        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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