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Saint Brendan the Voyager (6th cent) founded several monasteries in Ireland and became Abbot of the largest, Clonfert. He traveled as a missionary to the Scottish Islands, possibly Wales, and was dubbed 'Brendan the Voyager.' The early 9th cent romance "The Voyage of Brendan" portrayed him as a discoverer of far western lands. The account proves that Irish voyagers visited America as early as the 8th cent, before the Vikings, but not that St Brendan himself made such voyages. (May 16)
Saint Brendan of Clonfert or Bréanainn of Clonfert (c. 484 – c. 577) (Irish: Naomh Breandán; Icelandic: Brandanus) called "the Navigator", "the Voyager", or "the Bold" is one of the early Irish monastic saints. He is chiefly renowned for his legendary quest to the "Isle of the Blessed," also called St Brendan's Island. The Voyage of St Brendan could be called an immram (Irish navigational story). He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.
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Today's prayer is St Brendan the Voyager's prayer. Reputedly he set sail in a small coracle of wood and oxhide from Ireland and ended up in Newfoundland. An amazing achievement back in the 5th cent...
St. Brendan Catholic Wooden Peg Doll Confirmation Gift Wooden Peg Doll Saints
St. Brendan wooden peg. Hand painted with non-toxic acrylic paints and sealed to preserve. Approximately 3 1/2 tall. Would make a beautiful gift for birthday, baptism, 1st Holy Communion, Easter, or Christmas. Great for pretend play or to be passed down as a keepsake. Many more saints to come... collect them all! Custom order options available upon request. *Each piece is hand crafted and may have slight variations.
Feast of St. Brendan the Navigator; Christian Religious Observance; May 16; Irish monk, founder of Clonfert and other monasteries, and missionary to England and Scotland. Especially famed for his voyages, described in his Navigatio, which gives accurate sailing instructions to North America. A patron saint of sailors.
The Inspiring Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator, Irish Patron of Sailors
St. Brendan's Isle on the Hereford mappemundi of 1275. St. Brendan of Ardfert (ca. 484-578) was an Irish monk who was said to have sailed, with sixty men, into the Atlantic Ocean in search of the Isle of the Blest. According to the story, they sailed for five years and saw many wonders, eventually reaching a beautiful island where they met a holy man. Brendan believed this was the “Promised Land of the Saints."