This Summary is taken from a mosaic in Armagh Cathedral. Brigid of Kildare, patroness of those who have a care for the earth, for justice, equality and peace.
Brigidine Sister Rita Minehan profiles St Brigid here as a model for contemplative prayer.
John priest, educator and founder of the Salesian Order spent most of his life rehabilitating boys from lives of poverty and crime to become productive and virtuous men.
St Gildas is best known for his historical work ‘De excidio Britanniae’, (“On the Ruin of Britain”) and for a Penitential, both of which were widely used in Ireland, [...]
Francis was an influential bishop, spiritual director, author and preacher. "To be an angel in prayer and a beast in one's relations with people is to go lame on both legs."
The deacon Vincent's fearless manner so angered the governor that he was tortured and killed at Valencia. He was the earliest of the Spanish martyrs.
Antony lived at first in total solitude but later allowed a monastic community to be formed around him. He was famous for his insights into the spiritual life.
Kentigern's (or Mungo's) chief association is with Strathclyde and the city of Glasgow, where the cathedral popularly known as St Mungo's commemorates him as the city's first bishop.
Paul is traditionally regarded as the first Christian hermit and is called Paul of Thebes from the Theban desert in Egypt. He is associated with St Antony.