There is much debate over her birthparents, but it is widely believed her mother was Brocca, a Christian baptized by Saint Patrick, and her ...
continue reading More Saint of the Day Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated.
Columbanus taught an Irish monastic rule and penitential practices for those repenting of sins, which emphasised private confession to a priest, followed by penances levied by the priest in reparation for the sins.
Columbanus is one of the earliest identifiable Hiberno-Latin writers.
continue reading An archbishop and scholar, Ado was born in Sens and educated at the Benedictine abbey of Ferrieres.
Abbot Lupus Servatus, an outstanding humanist of the time, trained Ado, and was impressed with the obvious holiness of the young man.
He went to Rome on a pilgrimage and remained there for two ...
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Legendary accounts claim Abgar wrote to Christ asking Jesus to cure him of an intolerable and incurable illness. One of these was Addai, who became Addal's successor. Addal is also supposed to have sent another disciple, Man, to various sites along the ... Abgar's court was in Edessa in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Addal cured Abgar and converted the king and his people to the faith.