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

Celts to the Crèche: Day 37  December 21 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 closer to the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. … 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 30 St. Colman of Lindisfarne  (c. 605 – February 18, 675 or August 8, 674) On this 30th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we discover that our Irish traveling … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bega of Bees

Celts to the Creche: Day 28 St. Bega of Bees c. 850 On this 28th 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 27 St. Frideswide, Abbess of Oxford c665-October 19, 727 or 735 On this 27th 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 26 St. John of Beverley  died May 7, 721 On day 26 of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we journey with St. John of Beverley.  We join in the procession to the sacred place in Bethlehem … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: King Aldwulf of East Anglia

Celts to the Creche: Day 29 King Aldwulf of East Anglia c635-713 On this 29th 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: St. Deiniol of Wales

Celts to the Creche: Day 25 St. Deiniol of Wales died 584 AD On this 25th and final 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: 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. 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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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Aebbe of Coldingham

Celts to the Creche: Day 17 Abbess Æbbe of Coldingham c615-c683AD On this 17th 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 Anglia, 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 St. Brigid of Kildare c 452-523/525 AD On this 12th 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 patron … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Winifred of Wales

Celts to the Creche: Day 10 St. Winifred of Wales died about 660 AD On this 10th 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 9 St. Fursey c597-January 16, 649 AD On our 9th 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 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: Theodechilde, Abbess of Jouarre

Celts to the Creche: Day 8 Theodechilde,  Abbess of Jouarre 7th century A.D. Today, on this 8th 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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