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Cillian: Pronounced Kil+e+an Americanized: Killian County: Cavan Born in County Cavan in about 640, St. Cillian was sent on a missionary to Würzburg, Germany by Pope Conon. He set about converting local pagans, including the Duke Gozbert. He was beheaded by the Duke’s pagan wife when she heard he’d admonished the duke for being wed to his brother’s widow, in violation of holy scripture. His legacy lives on in the Würzburg region, which celebrates the saint for two weeks in July. With cille meaning “associated with the Church,” you’d be giving your son a very blessed beginning in life.

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