Monday 17 March 2014

Saint Failtigern, March 17

March 17 is the feast day of the most widely-recognized Irish saint today, our national apostle, Saint Patrick. He also shares his commemoration with one of the most obscure, a holy woman, Saint Failtigern, know only from the recording of her name on this day in the Irish calendars, as Canon O'Hanlon explains:

St. Failtigern or Faoiltigern, Virgin.

An entry is found, in the Martyrology of Tallagh, at the 17th of March, regarding St. Failtigern, a holy woman, whose personal history is involved in great obscurity. The Bollandists have a mere notice. Faoiltighem, Virgin, is registered, also, in the Martyrology of Marianus O'Gorman, and in that of Donegal, as having had veneration paid her, on this day.

Content Copyright © Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae 2012-2015. All rights reserved.

No comments: