11th March - Saint Oengus the Culdee - Independent Catholic News
11th March - Saint Oengus the Culdee - Independent Catholic News: Monk and writer. Oengus was the author of the earliest Irish Martyrology, called the Felire. Born of a royal Ulster family, he was educated at the monastery of Clonenagh (Co Laois). He lived as a hermit at Disertbeagh where he practised a life of austerity, reading the psalter daily while submersed in cold water, fasting and many genuflections. In later life he joined the monastery of Tallacht near Dublin.