Tuesday, November 29, 2016

29th November - Saint Brendan of Birr - Independent Catholic News

29th November - Saint Brendan of Birr - Independent Catholic News: Irish abbot. St Brendan was one of the early monastic Irish saints. He was a friend and disciple of St Columba. Brendan of Birr is said to have been of a noble Munster family. He studied at the Clonard monastery and it was here that he became a friend and companion of Ciarán of Saigir and Brendan of Clonfert. It is said that the average number of scholars under instruction at Clonard was 3,000.

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