Monthly Archives: December 2013

Celts to the Creche: Abbesses Beatrice and Anna of Iona Nunnery

Latin inscription on the grave slab, partly lost: Here lies lady Anna, daughter of Donald, son of Charles, sometime Prioress of Iona who died in the year 1543. We commend her soul to the All-Highest….. Celts to the Creche: Day 22 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bathilde of Chelles

Celts to the Creche: Day 19 St. Bathilde of Chelles 626/7-January 30, 680/687 On this 19th day of our journey with Celts to the Creche, we encounter St. Bathilde of Chelles, also known as Queen Balthilde and Baldechildis of France … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: The Venerable Bede

Celts to the Creche: Day 23 The Venerable Bede 672/673-May 25, 735 AD On this 23rd  day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet Bede who was a historian, theologian, monk, scholar, writer, and a person of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Burgundofara of Faremoutiers

Celts to the Creche: Day 21 Abbess Burgundofara of Faremoutiers c595-c657AD On this 21st day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we encounter St. Burgundofara (also known as St. Fara, Fare), the founding Abbess of Faremoutiers (originally called … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Brendan the Navigator

Celts to the Creche: Day 20 St. Brendan the Navigator c484-578 AD On this 20th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we encounter the Irish St. Brendan the Navigator, also known as St. Brendan of Clonfert who … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bertha of Kent

Celts to the Creche: Day 11 St. Bertha of Kent c539-c612 On this 11th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Bertha, who was a French princess with a devoted faith in Christ who … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Pelagius

Celts to the Creche: Day 18 Pelagius c354-c418AD On this 18th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we encounter the theologian and monk Pelagius who is either dismissed as a heretic or is considered a breath … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Aebbe of Coldingham

Celts to the Creche: Day 27 Abbess Æbbe of Coldingham c615-c683AD On this 27th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we travel with Abbess Æbbe of Coldingham. She was a friend of Aidan of Lindisfarne (see … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: John O’Donohue of Ireland

Celts to the Creche: Day 16 John O’Donohue of Ireland January 1, 1956-January 4, 2008 On this 16th day of journeying with the Celts to the Creche, we join up with a modern day  Celt, John O’Donohue of Ireland. John … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Ethelburga of Barking

Celts to the Creche: Day 15 Abbess Ethelburga of Barking 7th c. AD On this 15th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Ethelburga (Æthelburh) who was the  first Abbess of the double monastery (meaning men … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: A Band of Brothers, Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin

Celts to the Creche: Day 14 A Band of Brothers: Sts. Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin 7th c. On the 14th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet the band of brothers from England, all … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Ita of Ireland

Celts to the Creche: Day 13 St. Ita of Ireland c 480-c570 AD On this 13th day of the Celts to the Creche we meet St. Ita of Ireland. We are over 1/2 way on the journey to the creche … Continue reading

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Celt to the Creche: St. Brigid of Kildare

Celts to the Creche:Day 5 St. Brigid of Kildare c 452-523/525 AD On this 5th day of Advent on our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Brigid/Brigit, Bridget, Bride, an early Irish saint, one of Ireland’s three … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columbanus

  Celts to the Creche: Day 8 St. Columbanus c543 AD-November 21, 615 AD Feast Day, November 23 On this 8th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, let us visit with St. Columbanus, one of the early … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Winifred of Wales

Celts to the Creche: Day 9 St. Winifred of Wales died about 660 AD On this 9th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Winifred of Wales (Grenfrewi in Welsh meaning “radiant or holy … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Fursey

Celts to the Creche: Day 10 St. Fursey c597-January 16, 649 AD On our 10th day of our journey of the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Fursey (Fursa, Furseus) who was the first recorded Irish missionary to Anglo-Saxon England. … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre

Celts to the Creche: Day 36 Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre 7th century A.D. Today, on this 36th day on our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet 7th c. Theodechilde (Theodechildis), the first Abbess of Jouarre in central … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Werburga of Chester

Celts to the Creche:Day 32 Abbess Werburga of Chester c 630-February 3, 699 AD On this 32nd day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet Abbess Werburga of Chester which is in Northwest England near Wales. Life: Werburga … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Creche: Day 6 St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne c634-March 20, 687 AD On this 6th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we join St. Cuthbert on this pilgrimage. Cuthbert was the much loved 7th c. … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Non of Wales

      Celts to the Creche: Day 31 St. Non of Wales  Died about March 2, 589AD On this 31st day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Non, whose name means “nun” was … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columba of Iona

Celts to the Creche: Day 4 St. Columba of Iona 7 December 521 – 9 June 597 On the 4th day our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet  St. Columba, (Colum Cille meaning “dove of the church”) … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hereswith

Celts to the Creche: Day 3 St. Hereswith c612 – September 3, c680/690AD On this 3rd day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we pilgrimage with St. Hereswith, perhaps even dancing with abandon to this place of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hilda of Whitby

Celts to the Creche: Day 2 St. Hilda of Whitby 613/614-November 17, 680 AD On this 2nd day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we journey with ST. HILDA (Hild) OF WHITBY. She was an Abbess; founder of double monasteries; … Continue reading

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