Posts Tagged ‘abbot’

Feastday: March 16

Death: 620

From catholic.org

Saint Abban was the son of King Cormac of Leinster. He is listed as the nephew of St. Ibar.
He founded many churches in the old district of Ui Cennselaigh, in modern County Wexford and Ferns. His main monastery is Magheranoidhe, in Adamstown, Ireland.

Abban is also associated with Kill-Abban Abbey in Leinster, serving as abbot there until March 16, 620. H
e is revered in Adamstown, which was once called Abbanstown.


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St. ApolloFeastday: January 25

Died: 395

From catholic.org
Saint Apollo was an Egyptian hermit, founder, and miracle worker. He was born in Egypt and spent forty years in the desert region around Thebes.

He then established a community of monks in Hermopol, Egypt, ultimately numbering five hundred, and became their abbot.

Saint Apollo was eighty years old when he made this foundation. He was noted for his miracles.

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St. InigoFeastday: June 1

Died: 1057

Saint Inigo, also known as Eneco was born in the eleventh century, in Bilbao, Spain. Early in his life he became a hermit. Next he went to Aragon where he became a monk at San Juan de Pena and eventually he was elected Prior.

When his term was completed, Inigo again took up the life of a hermit in the Aragon mountains. However, in 1029, King Sancho the Great convinced Inigo to become Abbot of a group of monks in a monastery at Ona. The monastery, founded by Sancho’s father-in-law, was in need of reform, and he wanted Inigo to lead the process.

Inigo was very successful in the reform movement, and he developed a reputation as a peacemaker. Moreover, some attributed miracles to his intercession.

He died at Ona on June 1, 1057, and was canonized by Pope Alexander IV in 1259.

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St. FillanFeastday: January 19

Saint Fillan was the son of Feriach and grandson ofthe King of Leinster and his mother was St. Kentigerna Irish princess. He became a monk in his youth and accompanied his mother from Ireland to Scotland where he lived as a hermit near St. Andrew’s monastery for many years.

He was then was elected abbot. He later resigned and resumed his eremitical life at Glendochart, Pertchire, where he built a church and was reknowned for his miracles. His original chapel was up river, slightly northwest of the abbey and adjacent to a deep body of water which became known as St. Fillan’s Pool.

Various legends attribute the most extravagant miracles to him, such as the one in which his prayers caused a wolf that had killed the ox he was using to drag materials to the church he was building, to take the ox’s place.

St. Fillan died on January 19. His feast day is January 19.

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Feastday: April 15

482 – 565

┬áSaint Paternus of Avranches in Normandy (482-565) in Poitiers, Poitou. He was born into a Christian family. His father Patranus went to Ireland to spend his days as a hermit in holy solitude. Because of this, Paternus embraced religious life. He followed his father’s path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He became a monk at the Abbey of Marnes in France.

He founded the monastery in Wales at the great church of Paternus, and became a bishop of that region. He was known for his preaching, charity and mortifications. Before long, he wished to attain the perfection of Christian virtue by a life of penance in solitude. He went into solitude with his fellow monk, Saint Scubilion. The forest of Seicy in the diocese of Coutances was the place he became a hermit.

Together with St Scubilion he evangelized the western coasts and established several monasteries of which he was made the abbot general.

His feast day is April 16.

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