Wednesday, January 19, 2011

St Fillan

Another piece of information you didn't know you didn't need:
Fillan, son of Feriach and St. Kentigerna, was also known as Foelan. He became a monk in his youth and accompanied his mother from Ireland to Scotland where he lived as a hermit near St. Andrew's monastery for many years, and then was elected abbot. He later resigned and resumed his eremitical life at Glendochart, Perthshire, where he built a church and was reknowned for his miracles. Various legends attribute the most extravagant miracles to him, such as the one in which he caused a wolf that had killed the ox he was using to drag materials to the church he was building to take the ox's place. Fillan died on January 19, which is his feast day.

Isn't that penultimate sentence a lulu?!

1 comment:

Mike and Ann said...

Bit like 'The House that Jack built' ?