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Celtic Advent -St. Fionnchu of Bangor- 28 November 2016

Celtic  Advent St. Fionnchu


November 28th St. Fionnchu of Bangor

I struggled with how to approach this saint.  He was really the only Celtic Saint with this day, and I found I didn’t really like him very much.   286 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

The murder of the Eskdale Hermit and the origins of the Penny Hedge

This murder has been shrouded in mystery since the body was found, for it was not known who the lone victim was and he would be forever known as ‘the Hermit of Eskdale’. 670 more words


Celtic St. Cadfan of Wales 1st November 2016

St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
(Catamanu, Catman)

One of many saints celebrated on this day, see  All Saints Day in Celtic Christianity for the reasons why the Celtic Christians did not celebrate this feast on 1st November. 578 more words
Feasts And Commemorations

St. Otteran of Iona, Abbot(Odhran, Oran)

Saint Odhran of Iona was born in Ireland. Saint Odhran of Iona had Irish nationality. Saint Odhran of Iona feast day is on 27, October.

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Feasts And Commemorations

Celtic- St. Fromundus of Coutances - 24 October 2016

St. Fromundus of Coutances, Bishop

Died c. 690. Irish monk, abbot, missionary, and then bishop of Coutances (Benedictines).1 He is depicted in art as an old man with a hat, cloak, and long cross of a missioner. 102 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

Smiling Abbot Part 3

Previously I’ve posted about the ‘discovery’ by Llangollen Museum of a new fragment of a medieval recumbent effigial slab that we have informally called ‘The Smiling Abbot’. 647 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory