Tag Archives: 40 day Celtic Advent devotional

Celts to the Creche: Brendan of Birr, Muirchu, and Moneisen of Britain

Celts to the Crèche: Day 37  St. Brendan of Birr, Muirchú of Ireland, and  Moneisen of Britain On this 37th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Crèche, we are getting close to the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Today we … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Gertrude of Nivelles

  Celts to the Crèche: Day 38 St. Gertrude of Nivelles About 626-March 17, 659 On this 38th day of our pilgrimage to the Crèche, we meet St. Gertrude (Gertrudis) of Nevilles. She and her mother Itta established the famous … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Benedict Biscop of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow

Celts to the Crèche: Day 34 Benedict Biscop of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow 628-January 12, 690 Benedict Biscop was the founding Abbot of the famous Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Monasteries in Northeast England in the late 7th century where The Venerable Bede (see day … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Bishop Eadfrith of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Crèche: Day 7 Bishop Eadfrith of Lindisfarne -721 AD On this 7th day of our journey towards Bethlehem with the Celts to the Crèche, we ecounter Eadfrith  who was  Bishop of Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in Northumbria. He … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Canaire of Ireland

  Celts to the Creche: Day 35 St. Canaire of Ireland Died about 530 AD On our 35th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet a very strong-minded woman of prayer, St. Canaire. Toward the … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Ælfflæd of Whitby

Celts to the Creche: Day 29 Abbess Ælfflæd of Whitby About 655 or 656-February 8, 713 AD On this 29th day of our journey to the creche where Christ was born, we meet Ælfflæd who was the second or third Abbess … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Ninian of Whithorn

Celts to the Creche: Day 30 St. Ninian of Whithorn c362-c432 AD (or perhaps later) On this 30th Day of Celts to the Creche, we join on this pilgrimage to Bethlehem with fifth century British Bishop St. Ninian (Ninias) of Whithorn. He is … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Heiu of Tadcaster

Celts to the Creche: Day 24 Abbess Heiu of Tadcaster 7th century On our 24th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet Abbess Heiu that might be a new saint to some of us. Heiu … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Colman of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Creche: Day 25 St. Colman, 3rd Bishop of Lindisfarne  (c. 605 – February 18, 675 or August 8, 674) On this 25th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we discover that our … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bega of Bees

Celts to the Creche: Day 26 St. Bega of Bees c. 850 On this 26th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we join with St. Bega of Bees on this journey to the manger in Bethlehem. The legend of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Frideswide of Oxford

Celts to the Creche: Day 33 St. Frideswide, Abbess of Oxford c665-October 19, 727 or 735 On this 33rd day of our Advent pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche we journey with Frideswide whose name in Anglo-Saxon means “strong peace.” She … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. John of Beverley

  Celts to the Creche: Day 12 St. John of Beverley  died May 7, 721 On day 12 of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we journey with St. John of Beverley who was not only the scholarly and erudite Bishop of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: King Aldwulf of East Anglia

Celts to the Creche: Day 17 King Aldwulf of East Anglia c635-713 On this 17th day with the Celts to the Creche, we journey with Aldwulf (Ealdwulf). He was king of East Anglia from 663 to around 713. During his long reign … 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  double monastery … 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 Frankish rincess with a devoted faith in Christ who … 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 (Abb, Ebba) of Coldingham. She was a friend of St. … 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 Æthelburga of Barking 7th c. AD On this 15th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Æthelburga (Æthelburh, Ethelburga) 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 (St. Íte).  St. Ita is considered to be the foster mother … 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 On this 8th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, let us visit with St. Columbanus, one of the early Irish monks who helped … 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 Crèche, 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, Fursei, Furseus) who was the first recorded Irish missionary to Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre

Celts to the Creche: Day 36 Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre Died about 667 AD Today, on this 36th day on our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet 7th c. Theodechilde (Theodechildis), who started out as a nun … Continue reading

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