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9 Irish saints you may not know


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Philip Kosloski - published on 03/08/21

While everyone knows about St. Patrick, do you know these other less familiar Irish saints?

St. Patrick is the best known Irish saint, but he isn’t the only one. In fact, many have called Ireland the “land of saints and scholars.”

Here are 9 Irish saints you may not know, but who led exemplary Christian lives.

  1. This saint was sent to Ireland before St. Patrick
  2. Did you know St. Patrick’s sister is also a saint?
  3. How St. Patrick’s nephew became a saint
  4. Meet an Irish-American nun who was an advocate for the aged in New York
  5. Heroic Irish-American priest on the road to canonization
  6. Was St. Brendan the first to celebrate a thanksgiving Mass in America?
  7. St. Brigid and the spiritual meaning of her cross
  8. St. Ita taught many pupils who would become saints in Ireland
  9. St. Finnian and the 12 Apostles of Ireland


Read more:
Did you know St. Patrick’s sister is also a saint?


Read more:
Ireland: The land of saints, scholars and martyrs

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