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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. Julian of AntiochFeastday: March 16

Died: 305

Saint Julian (Julian of Cilicia, Julian of Anazarbus, Julian of Tarsus) was born in Anazarbus, Cilicia, in modern Turkey. He was arrested as a Christian of senatorial rank. For a year Julian was put on display in cities all over Cilicia. He was then sewn into a sack filled with vipers and scorpions and hurled into the sea. The sea carried his body to Alexandria, and was buried there before being moved to Antioch.

He is venerated as a martyr praised by St. John Chrysostom when his remains were enshrined in Antioch.

His feast day is June 21 in the Eastern Orthodox Church, March 16 in the Catholic Church.

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