Eyesight of the Mind

“Certainly,” he said, “I do wish very much to be settled either in the English Church or somewhere else. I wish I knew what Christianity was; I am ready to be at pains to seek it, and would accept it eagerly and thankfully, if found. But it’s a work of time; all the paper-arguments in the world […]

Except Ye Taste of Death

It appears that King Laoghaire had two daughters, named Ethne the fair, and Fedelm the ruddy. He had sent them, for what reason is not explained, to his relatives in Connaught, and placed them under the care of two Druids or magi, named Mael and Caplit. Patrick was at Crochan, or Cruachan, the royal cemetery […]

Kentoc’h Mervel Eget Bezañ Saotret

The “Seven Founder Saints” of Brittany, said to have come from Wales. Paol Aoreliann, at Saint-Pol-de-Léon (Breton: Kastell-Paol), Tudwal, at Tréguier (Breton: Landreger), Brieg, at Saint-Brieuc (Breton: Sant-Brieg, Gallo: Saent-Berioec), Maloù, at Saint-Malo (Breton: Sant-Maloù, Gallo: Saent-Malô), Samsun of Dol, at Dol-de-Bretagne (Breton: Dol, Gallo: Dóu), Padarn, at Vannes (Breton: Gwened), Kaourintin, at Quimper (Breton: Kemper).

One of You Go Under the Mould of This Island to Consecrate It

Now when Colombcille had made round of all Ireland, and when he had sown faith and belief, and when numerous hosts and been baptized by him, and when he had founded churches and holy dwellings, when he left elders and reliquaries and relics therein, the determination which he had resolved on from the beginning of […]