Tag Archives: Celtic Saints

Celts to the Creche: St. Winifred of Wales

Celts to the Crèche: Day 9 November 23 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 … Continue reading

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St. Patrick of Ireland, guest post by Dr. Michelle P. Brown

St. Patrick and his companions stained glass by Dubin-based artist Harry Clarke, early 20th c. Celts to the Crèche: Day 40   Christmas Eve, December 24 ST. PATRICK OF IRELAND   -March 17, c.492                 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Gertrude of Nivelles

  Celts to the Crèche: Day 38 December 22 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 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Ninian of Whithorn

Celts to the Creche: Day 30 December 14 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 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Colman of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Creche: Day 25 December 9 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 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bega of Bees

Celts to the Creche: Day 26 December 10 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. … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Deiniol of Wales

Celts to the Creche: Day 28 December 12 St. Deiniol of Wales died 584 AD On this 28th day of the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Deiniol of Wales (St. Daniel).  It seems appropriate that he would be on this … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bathilde of Chelles

Celts to the Crèche: Day 19 December 3 St. Bathilde (Balthide) 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 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Burgundofara of Faremoutiers

Celts to the Crèche: Day 21 December 5 Abbess Burgundofara of Faremoutiers c595-c657AD On this 21st day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we encounter St. Burgundofara (also known as St. Fara, Fare), the founding Abbess of the … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bertha of Kent

Celts to the Crèche: Day 11 November 25 St. Bertha of Kent c539-c612 On this 11th day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet St. Bertha, who was a Frankish princess with a devoted faith in … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Pelagius

Celts to the Creche: Day 18 December 2 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 … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Aebbe of Coldingham

è   Celts to the Crèche: Day 27 December 11 Abbess Æbbe of Coldingham c615-c683AD On this 27th day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we travel with Abbess Æbbe (Abb, Ebba) of Coldingham. She was a … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: John O’Donohue of Ireland

Celts to the Crèche: Day 16 November 30 John O’Donohue of Ireland January 1, 1956-January 4, 2008 On this 16th day of journeying with the Celts to the Crèche, we join up with a modern day  Celt, John O’Donohue of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Ethelburga of Barking

Celts to the Crèche: Day 15 November 29 Abbess Æthelburga of Barking 7th c. AD On this 15th day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet St. Æthelburga (Æthelburh, Ethelburga) who was the  first Abbess of the double monastery … Continue reading

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

Celts to the Crèche: Day 14 November 28 A Band of Brothers: Sts. Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin 7th c. On the 14th day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet the band of brothers from … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Ita of Ireland

Celts to the Crèche: Day 13 November 27 St. Ita of Ireland c 480-c570 AD On this 13th day of the Celts to the Crèche we meet St. Ita of Ireland (St. Íte).  St. Ita is considered to be the … Continue reading

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Celt to the Creche: St. Brigid of Kildare

Celts to the Crèche:Day 5 November 19 St. Brigid of Kildare c 452-523/525 AD On this 5th day of Advent on our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet Saint Brigid/Brigit, Bridget, Bride, an early Irish saint who was … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columbanus

  Celts to the Crèche: Day 8 November 22 St. Columbanus c543 AD-November 21, 615 AD On this 8th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Crèche, let us visit with St. Columbanus, one of the early Irish monks … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Fursey

Celts to the Crèche: Day 10 November 24 St. Fursey c597-January 16, 649 AD On our 10th day of our journey of the Celts to the Crèche, we meet St. Fursey (Fursa, Fursei, Furseus) who was the first recorded Irish missionary … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre

Celts to the Crèche: Day 36 December 20 Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre Died about 667 AD Today, on this 36th day on our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet 7th c. Theodechilde (Theodechildis), who started out as … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Werburga of Chester

Celts to the Crèche: Day 32 December 16 Abbess Werburga of Chester c 630-February 3, 699 AD On this 32nd day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet Abbess Werburga of Chester which is in Northwest England near … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

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

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Celts to the Creche: St. Non of Wales

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

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columba of Iona

Celts to the Crèche: Day 4 November 18 St. Columba of Iona 7 December 521 – 9 June 597 On the 4th day our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet the much-loved and admired St. Columba, (Colum Cille … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hereswith

Celts to the Crèche: Day 3 November 17 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 … Continue reading

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