Thursday, March 16, 2017

16th March - Saint Fintan Lobur - Independent Catholic News

16th March - Saint Fintan Lobur - Independent Catholic News: St Finan was an Irish abbot who lived in the 6th century. Although of Munster descent he was born in Leinster. He is said to have suffered from a skin disease, possibly leprosy. He ruled over the monastery of Swords, north of Dublin, and possibly over Clonmore at the end of his life, where he was buried. In one of his few surviving quotes, he said: 'Most ignorant and of least account among the faithful, despised by many.

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