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 24 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bathilde of Chelles

Celts to the Creche: Day 23 St. Bathilde of Chelles 626/7-January 30, 680/687 On this 23rd day of our journey with Celts to the Creche, we encounter St. Bathilde of Chelles, also known as Queen Bathilde (Baldechildis) of France who … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: The Venerable Bede

Celts to the Creche: Day 22 The Venerable Bede 672/673-May 26, 735 AD On this 22nd 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 19 St. Bertha of Kent c539-c612 On this 19th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Bertha, who was married to the pagan Anglo-Saxon King of Kent, Æthelberht.  She … 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 Pelagius who is either dismissed as a heretic or is considered a breath of fresh air to … Continue reading

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