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Through the year with the Saints

We thought it might be helpful to have some reflections on various characters who have informed the Community’s journey, as we travel through the year.  Many of these may also be found in Celtic Daily Prayer. Some others have also been included who have been influential in the Celtic lands, and some significant festivals are also included. We’ll post articles here on this page, according to whose ‘day’ is coming up, and each article will appear for 1 week prior to and 1 week following that day. At the end of each article we have provided a prayer which you may find helpful as you meditate on the saint’s life. You can also use the table below to explore who else is in the list.

January

New Year:  1st    Telemachus: 1st    Juniper: 4th    Hilary of Poitiers: 13th    Kentigern: 13th         Ita: 15th   Paul of Thebes: 15th    Peter the Apostle:  16th    Anthony of Egypt: 17th   Canaire: 28th

February

Brigid: 1st   Candlemas:  2nd   Elfleda: 8th   Teilo: 9th    Shrove Tuesday:  9th (2016)    Ash Wednesday: 10th (2016)    Caedmon: 11th   Finan: 17th    John Hyde: 17th   Colman: 18th   Polycarp: 23rd

March

David: 1st    Chad: 2nd    Owini: 4th    Billifrith: 6th    Baldred: 6th    Senan: 8th    Paul Aurelian: 12th    Patrick: 17th    Joseph of Arimathea: 17th    Cuthbert: 20th    Herebert: 20th    Ethilwald of Farne: 23rd    Felgild: 23rd    Oscar Romero: 24th    Maundy Thursday:  25th (2016)    Good Friday:  25th (2016)

April

Mary of Egypt: 1st   Martin Luther King Jr:  4th    Dietrich Bonhoeffer:  9th   John Mark: 25th

May

John the Beloved:  6th    Julian of Norwich: 8th    Comgall: 11th    Brendan:  16th    Bede:  26th

June

Kevin:  3rd   Eadfrith  4th   Columba  9th     Alban:  22nd   Etheldreda  23rd   Bartholomew of Farne:  24th   Irenæus: 28th

July

Germanus of Man:  3rd   Thomas:  3rd   Boisil:  7th   Benedict of Nursia  11th:   John Cassian  23rd   ‘Holy Olav’ of Norway:  29th  Ignatius of Loyola: 31st

August

Oswald: 5th  Clare of Assisi: 11th    Mary Mother of Jesus:  15th  Oswin:  20th   Ebba:  25th   Ninian 26th   Pelagius: 28th   Aidan: 31st

September

Teresa of Calcutta:  5th   Matthew the Apostle:  21st   Henri Nouwen:  21st   Adamnan:  23rd  Cadoc:  25th   Michael and all angels:  29th

October

Thérèse of Lisieux:  3rd   Francis of Assisi: 4th    Paulinus: 10th    Wilfrid: 12th   Teresa of Avila:  15th  Gall: 16th   Luke:  18th   Tuda:  21st   Cedd: 26th   Eata:  26th   Begu:  31st   All Hallows:  31st

November

All Saints:  1st   Illtyd:  6th   Willibrord:  7th    Martin of Tours:  11th    Celtic Advent:  16th   Hild:  17th   C.S. Lewis:  22nd   Columbanus:  23rd   Eanfleda:  24th

December

Charles de Foucauld: 1st   Jean Donovan:  2nd   Diuma:  7th   Thomas Merton:  11th   Finnian of Clonard:  12th   John of the Cross:  14th   Catherine de Hueck Doherty:  14th   Samthann:  18th   Christmas Eve:  24th   Christmas Day:  25th   Stephen:  26th   John the Beloved:  27th   Holy Innocents:  28th   John Wycliffe:  31st