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St. Finnian of Clonard Large Gold Filled Medal - 1in. x 3/4in.

Item Number: 79532

Catalog Code: 7308GF/24G

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Finnian of Clonard Large Gold Filled Medal

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This St. Finnian of Clonard Large Gold Filled Medal measures 1in. x 3/4in. The medal comes with a 24in. gold plated chain in a gray velvet gift box.

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1"  (2.54 cm) x 0 3/4"  (1.90 cm) x 0"  More Bliss Gifts

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St. Finnian of Clonard

St. Finnian of Clonard Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/12

Also known as

    * Finian of Clonard
    * Finden of Clonard
    * Teacher of the Irish Saints


    * 12 December


    A pious youth, he founded three churches in Ireland while still a layman. Studied in Wales under Saint Cadoc of Llancarvan and Saint Gildas the Wise. Monk. Great admirer of Saint Patrick. Considered one of the great founders of Irish monasticism. Founded the monastery at Clonard, Meath, Ireland c.520 which lasted a thousand years, and was a training center for great Irish saints. Spiritual teacher of Saint Columba of Iona, Saint Columba of Terryglass, Saint Ciaran of Clommacnois, Saint Brendan the Voyager, Saint Nathy, Saint Nennius, Saint Ruadhan of Lorrha, Saint Daig MacCairaill, and others. Maintained close relations with the British Church. Often referred to as a bishop, there is no evidence he was ever so consecrated.

    Legend attributes many miracles to him. Birds would gather around him because of his gentle holiness. Reported to have cleared parasitic insects, worms and vermin from the island of Flathlom and the regions of Nantcarfan. One story says that he fended off a party of Saxon raiders by causing an earthquake to swallow their camp.


    * c.470 at Myshall, County Carlow, Ireland


    * c.549 to 552 at Clonard, Meath, Ireland of plague
    * relics originally enshrined in Clonard, but were destroyed in the 9th century


    * Pre-Congregation


    * Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, diocese of
    * Meath, Ireland, diocese of

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