Celtic and Old English Saints          16 June

* St. Cettin of Oran
* St. Colman McRoi
* St. Curig of Wales
* St. Ismael of Wales

St. Cettin, Bishop of Oran
(also known as Cethach, Cethagh)
5th century. Saint Cettin was consecrated by Saint Patrick as an
auxiliary bishop. Some authorities distinguish Cethagh and Cettin, but
they appear to be the same person. His shrine at Oran was a pilgrimage
centre for 13 centuries (Benedictines, Montague).

St. Colman Mac Roy, Deacon, Abbot and Founder of Reachrain
Near Dublin, Ireland
6th century. The deacon Saint Colman was a disciple of Saint Columcille.
He founded and governed the abbey at Reachrain (now called Lambay
Island) in Dublin (Benedictines).

Troparion of St Colman McRoi tone 6
Disciple of Saint Colum Cille,/ thou didst return to his native land and
found a monastery at Dublin./ As thou dost now stand before Christ with
the Angels/ pray, O Colman, that those who hymn thee may obtain His
great mercy.

St. Curig, Bishop of Llanbadarn, Wales
6th century. There is a confusion of many saints with similar names to
Curig. Nevertheless, he is believed to have been bishop of Llanbadarn,
Wales, where several churches are dedicated to his honour

St. Ismael (Ysfael, Osmail), Bishop of Menevia, Wales
6th century. Saint Ismael, according to the Life of Oudoceus (Teilo),
was a disciple of Saint Teilo, who consecrated him "bishop of Menevia"
to succeed Saint David. We are told that he was the son of Prince Budic
of Cornouaille, who was forced into exile in Dyfed. Budic returned to
Brittany, but his sons later returned to Wales where each became the
disciple of another saint. There are several churches in Wales
(Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire) dedicated to his honour
(Benedictines, Farmer).

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