Saturday 22 February 2014

Saint Fechin the Priest, February 22

All of the Irish calendars, from the earliest through to the latest, record the name of a priest named Fechin at February 22. Alas, this is the extent of the information we have on this holy man. Canon O'Hanlon can make only this brief entry:

St. Fechin, a Priest.

A Feicin, or Fechin, a Priest, we find mentioned in the Martyrologies of Tallagh, of Marianus O'Gorman, and of Donegal, as having a festival on this day. A notice occurs, likewise, in the Bollandists' work.

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