A List of Irish Saints

St. Abban 6th century St. Abban 7th century St. Abel 8th century St. Abigail 6th century St. Abran 6th century St. Adalgis 7th century St. Adamnan 8th century St. Adamnan of Coldingham 7th century St. Adulf 7th century St. Aengus 9th century St. Aidan 7th century St. Aidan of Lindisfarne 7th century St. Aidan of … Read more

Clement of Alexandria A.D. 150 – c. 215

His full name, Titus Flavius Clemens, is given by Eusebius and Photius in the title of the Stromateis. The remarkable coincidence of the name with that of the nephew of Vespasian and consul in 95 cannot have been accidental, but we have no direct evidence of Clement’s connection with the imperial Flavian family. Perhaps he … Read more

Saint Ignatius A.D. c. 50-117

Ignatius, St. (called Theophorus), Oct. 17, the 2nd bp. of Antioch (c. 70–c. 107), between Evodius and Hero. He is sometimes reckoned the 3rd bishop, St. Peter being reckoned the first. The question of the life and writings of Ignatius, including the connected subject of the Ep. of Polycarp to the Philippians, has been described … Read more

Saint Polycarpus

Polycarpus, bishop of Smyrna, one of the most prominent figures in the church of the 2nd century. He owes this prominence less to intellectual ability, which does not appear to have been pre-eminent, than to the influence gained by a consistent and unusually long life. Born some 30 years before the end of the 1st … Read more

St Columbanus

St Columbanus was a missionary in Ireland known as Columbanus before becoming a saint. Many historians know him for his work in encouraging others to confess their sins and the monasteries that he established in Italy and France. This article will look at some of the surviving details about the life of St Columbanus.   … Read more

St. Colmcille

  St. Colmcille was one of several men who lived and worked in Ireland during the sixth century and later became saints. He is the patron saint of Derry, which was where he spent most of his life. We’ll address the life and times of Colmcille as well as the Churches that recognize him as … Read more

St Brendan

Known as St. Brendan the Navigator and Brendan of Clonfert, this Catholic saint was Irish and remembered for his travels. Many churches and schools around the world use his name, especially those in Ireland the United States. We created this article to help you learn more about the life and times of St. Brendan.   … Read more

St Ita

St Ita is a patron saint who worked as a nun in Ireland for many years. Many pray to her when dealing with eye diseases, but she’s also a popular saint for pregnant women. This article will go over the life and sainthood of St. Ita.   Interesting Facts About St Ita *Feast Day: January … Read more

St Owen

St. Owen was a Benedictine monk who dies in 680 A.D. His feast day is on March 4th. Bede mentions St. Owen as a monk of great faith. He gave up opportunities for a distinguished career to serve God instead. When he came with Queen Etheldreda from East Anglia, he was the governor of her … Read more

St Melangell

Saint Melangell was born in Wales and died in 590. Her feast day is celebrated on May 27th. She was the daughter of an Irish king who dedicated her life to God. According to Thomas Pennant, a Welsh antiquarian who related her history, her father had desired that she marry a nobleman. The princess refused, … Read more