All posts tagged "Ireland"

Catherine McAuley



Feast Day: November 11 (Ireland) Venerated: April 9, 1990 Catherine Elizabeth McAuley was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1778. From the time she was a young child, Catherine saw her parents living their Catholic faith through service to the poor….

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Matt Talbot



Feast Day: June 19 Venerated: October 3, 1975 Matt was born in 1856 and to a poor family with 12 children in Dublin, Ireland. His father and several of his brothers were alcoholics. Matt  began working as a messenger boy…

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Columba of Iona



Feast Day: June 9 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Columba (521-597) was born of a royal family in Donegal, Ireland, but he is best known as one of the most famous Scottish saints. He became a monk at an early age and founded…

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Edmund Rice



Feast Day:  May 5 Venerated: April 2, 1993 Can you imagine what it would be like if it were a crime for children to go school? That was the law in Ireland when Edmund Rice, who was born in 1762,…

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Patrick, Apostle of Ireland



Feast Day: March 17 Canonized: Pre-Congregation An apostle leaves home and country, family and friends to preach the good news of God’s love. God uses the apostle to reach out to pagans who believe in many gods. They do not…

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Brigid of Ireland



Feast Day: February 1 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Brigid and her mother were said to have been slaves in fifth-century Ireland; her father was believed to have been an Irish chieftain. As a young girl, one of Brigid’s responsibilities was to care for…

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