St Brendan Brendon

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Brendon



USUAL SERVICES


Fourth Sunday of the month -  Holy Communnion at 9.45am

At festivals services may change so please check the SERVICES page of this website or the Parish Magazine

Contacts at The Parish of Brendon

INTERIM CHURCHWARDEN
Mr Neil Hobbs - Telephone 01598 753354
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St Brendan
Brendon


 


St Brendan


Little is known with certainty about the Irish saint Brendan. He was born in Tralee in Kerry probably in 484ad. He was ordained priest by Bishop Erc.

He became a founder of monastries, the most famous being Clonfert in Galway.

The most spectacular event in Brendan's life was his expedition with sixty chosen companions, to discover the legendary "Island of the Blessed". They sailed the Atlantic ocean in two hide covered coracles. The monks came back with incredible tales of their adventures, their odyssey became one of the great Christian sagas all over Europe. In the ninth century this was written in a manuscript entitled "Navagatio Brendani" by an Irishman.

Brendan died in 577ad when he was over ninety. His feast day is 16th May.

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