Saint Brendan of Clonfer

St Brendan of Clonfer (c. 484 – c. 577), also called The Navigator, The Voyager, and the Bald, was an early Irish monastic whose zeal for Christ and the conversion of many took throughout Europe as well as on a voyage over the seas.

Born in what is now near Tralee, County Kerry, St. Brendan was educated under first St. Ita and then St. Erc, who ordained him to the priesthood and monastic life in 512. Almost immediately, he set about to set up…

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