Celtic and Old English Saints          22 March

* St. Failbhe of Iona
* St. Trien of Killelga
* St. Darerca

St. Failbhe of Iona, Abbot
Born in Ireland; died c. 680. Saint Failbhe, abbot of Iona and brother
of Saint Finan of Rath, is one of about 20 saints of the
same name commemorated in Irish and Scottish menologies (Benedictines).

St. Trien (Trienan) of Killelga, Abbot
5th century. Saint Trien, abbot of Killelga monastery, was one of Saint
Patrick's disciples (Benedictines)

St. Darerca
5th century. Saint Darerca is believed to have been the sister of Saint
Patrick of Ireland and the mother of fifteen
sons, some of which became saints. Her name is derived from the Irish
"Diar-Sheare," which means constant and firm love.
(Benedictines, Montague).


Benedictine Monks of Saint Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate.
(1947). The Book of Saints.NY: Macmillan.

Montague, H. P. (1981). The Saints and Martyrs of Ireland.
Guildford: Billing & Sons.

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