St. Enda

Enda was Irish and the son of Conall Deyre, lord of Ergall, a large territory in Ulster. According to legend, he was a military man, known for his great feats in battle. His sister, Saint Fanchea, abbess of Kill-Aine, convinced him to leave the army, settle down, and marry. Taking her advice, he went to his fiancée only to find out she had died while he was away in battle. Deciding to live out the remainder of his life as a monk, he resided for a…

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