Saturday, 16 May 2015

St Brendan the Navigator


The feast day of St Brendan the Navigator is 16 May.  I hope you enjoy finding out about some of the lesser known saints.  St Brendan is an Irish saint.  He went to monastic school at the age of 6 so I guess he didn't have many other options other than to be a monk.

He sailed around Ireland and Scotland and founded many monasteries.  He is said to have done one epic adventure during which he may even have discovered America – but all that is pretty apocryphal apparently.

1 comment:

  1. We have a statue of St Brendan here in Bantry town centre, West Cork, Carole. Apparently he sailed to America in his boat made of cow hide.

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