FUN FACTS !!! Do you know the Twelve Apostles of Ireland ?

Salutations Warriors, Bishop Andrew here, I do a lot of research for the ministry and every once and awhile something pops up that catches my interest. Mostly because Celtic Cross Ministry is the newest Irish American and World Wide Ministry on the planet, and we are also the fastest growing Christian Ministry that deals with a true and very proud ethnic heritage. On occasions we find it interesting when something comes along that we feel folks around the world including our fellow brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Church, may not know about their own faith.

Now with that said I came across the title of the blog piece from a Wikipedia search, whom I am so very thankful for their collaboration with others on this subject matter. In apart, to help folks like you and I, to have a better understanding of the “History of our faith, Christianity”. Centuries in the making even if it is just a glimpse into the characters of those that have show a dedication and love for Christ and His ministry of faith that is Christianity. The Twelve Apostles of Ireland was a topic that I as an Irish American had never heard of. Not even when in my youth being raised by the Franciscan Sisters at our little convent here in Ohio. Convent might be a slight stretch of the word however, we did just called it home.

Nonetheless, this subject definitely caught my attention and I thought it might be nice to help you, and others around the world to explore the faith in a new and interesting way. Most every person in the world with the exceptions of a few, celebrate this heritage at least one day a year. That day many folks, maybe even you, call themselves Irish with the celebration of the feast of Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Maybe in this small way you might understand and appreciate the awesome history of the heritage of this small but very great Irish Nation.

So read on and if your curiosity peeks during your glances, than by all means click the links and follow where it takes you. That’s just half the fun of it. I am very sure you will be very, very blessed for taking an interest in the Saints that made a difference in their time as we here at Celtic Cross Ministry and the Christian Warrior Network pray, that you do with your life. Making a difference in a positive way in your personal journey through life, is one of the gifts God gives you each day. And that is to try and not only make a difference in the world but make it positive as well. Just as these holy men of God did in their journey here on earth.

I pray you will enjoy you experience through the works of people that thought you should know. I say for now, God Bless and have an awesome day. Oh, and remember, knowledge is power. Besides being great for trivia games…

Sincerely blessed because of you, and them,  Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley, DD., O.S.P.

The Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry and the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross.

Twelve Apostles of Ireland

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St. Finnian imparting his blessing to the Twelve Apostles of Ireland

This article is about the group of Irish saints. For the IRA unit sometimes known as the Twelve Apostles, see The Squad (Irish Republican Army unit).

The Twelve Apostles of Ireland (also known as Twelve Apostles of Erin)(Irish: An Dá Aspal Déag) were twelve early Irish monastic saints of the sixth century who studied under St Finian at his famous monastic school Clonard Abbey at Cluain-Eraird (Eraird’s Meadow), now Clonard in County Meath.[1]

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Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn

The twelve saints are grouped together as such in the text Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn (“The Twelve Apostles of Ireland”, the modern Irish being An Dá Aspal Déag na hÉireann). The text is preserved in a manuscript belonging to Michael O’Clery, Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale MS 2324–2340, and elsewhere. When the so-called twelve apostles of Ireland are gathered together for a feast in the house of St Finian, a magical flower appears in their midst. It is decided that a voyage to the flower’s homeland is to be undertaken by one of them, the choice of person then being determined by casting lots. When however, the lot falls on the old Brendan of Birr, his younger namesake Brendan moccu Altae goes in his stead. Brendan sets out with many companions and undergoes many adventures, much as related in Brendan’s Life.[2]

Clonard Abbey

Main article: Clonard Abbey

In Early Christian Ireland the druidic tradition was succeeded or absorbed by the new Christian faith. Study of Latin learning and Christian theology in monasteries flourished. Clonard Abbey, situated on the River Boyne in modern County Meath was one of the main monastic schools. During the sixth century, some of the most significant names in the history of Irish Christianity studied at the Clonard monastery. It is said that the average number of scholars under instruction at Clonard was 3,000. Twelve students who studied under St. Finian became known as the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.[1]

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles of Erin, as they were known by old Irish writers, are said to have been:

Finnen of Cluain Iraird, now Clonard in Meath. He died in the year 522.
Ciaran of Cluain Mic Nois, now Clonmacnoise, on the Shannon, in the barony of Garrycastle, County Offaly, died in the year 549.
Brenainn of Birra – St. Brenainn, or Brendan, of Birra, now Birr, County Offaly. He died on the 29th of November 571.
Brenainn, the son of Finnloga, the patron saint of the see of Clonfert, in County Galway, was born in 484, and died in 577 aged 94.
Colum Mac Crimthainn, was abbot of Tir-da-glas, now Terryglass, in the barony of Lower Ormond, in the county of Tipperary, and died in 552, the same year as St. Finen of Clonard.
Colum Cille. – St. Columbkille was born in the year 521, and died in the year 597, aged 75. Columba was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who some of his advocates claim introduced Christianity to the Kingdom of the Picts during the early medieval period.
Mobhi Clarainech, patron of Glasnaidhen, now Glasnevin, near Dublin. He died on 12th of October 545
Ruadhain of Lothra – St. Ruadain, the patron of Lothra, now Lorrha, in County Tipperary. He died on the 15th of April 584.
Ninnadh the Pious, the patron of the parish of Inis Muighe Samh, now Inismacsaint, in the north-west of County Fermanagh. He was alive in 530 but the year of his death is uncertain.
Molaisi, the son of Nadfraech, he was the brother of Aengus, the first Christian king of Munster and died in 570.
Cainnech Mac h-Ui Dalann, the patron of Aghaboe in County Laois, who died in 599 at the age of 84.
Finnen of Magh Bile, now Movilla, in County Down. He died in the year 576.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Gratton-Flood, W.H. (March 1, 1907). “The Twelve Apostles of Erin”. The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company) I. Retrieved 2008-02-09
  2. ^ Mac Mathúna, “The Irish Life of Saint Brendan“, pp. 147-9.

References

  • Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn, ed. Charles Plummer (1922). Oxford. 2 vols: 1 and 2. Clarendon. pp. 96–102 (vol. 1, text), 93–8 (vol. 2, translation). See also pp. xxiv–xxv (vol. 1).
  • Mac Mathúna, Séamus (2006). “The Irish Life of Saint Brendan: Textual History, Structure and Date”. In Glyn S. Burgess and Clara Strijbosch. The Brendan Legend: Texts and Versions. Leiden and Boston: Brill. pp. 117–58.

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Dead Air….

 

It looks like I feel…. loloollol.

Brothers and Sisters, I am about as frustrated as one person can be. It is a genuine test of patience that seems to be my struggle of late, that is in order for me to regain favor in the transgressions of tolerance and humility. At least that is what it seems like at times.

Anyhow, it is with sincere regret that I “again”, have to post pone today’s Christian Warrior Network broadcast from our Celtic Cross Radio program with Blog Talk Radio. Although the cell phone reception is stable and not a problem, the fact that if there is any disturbance in the connection with the internet and blog talk radio, I am dead in the water and I won’t even know it until after the show is over.

So, the reason for the cancellation is the same as it has been of late. That being of a weak WiFi signal. I have been trying to run several mock broadcasts and because of the unstable signal, the broadcasts keep dropping. Although the glitch is sporadic in nature, it is not performing as it must in order to work as it should and needs to be in order to get through an entire program.

I am about as tired of making excuses for why I can’t go on with the show as much as you are tired of hearing the apologizes. The weather is absolutely wonderful here on Lake Erie today, and yet the only thing I can figure and attribute to the root cause of the problem is that my old USB WiFi adapter which had an external antenna on it got accidentally dislodged from the extension adapter I had it connected to (that’s mumbo jumbo for what is called “operator abuse), loloolol. And so, in coming lose it fell 12 stories to hit on solid concrete. Mind you that plastic and concrete don’t play well with each other.

So now I have had to fall back on one of my other USB adapters, and because of it not having an antenna on it, it to become subject to any and all variance in the reception of WiFi signals. Meaning, it “hick ups” and then relocates a new and somewhat better signal, if available.

I can only say in my defense that there are many days and somewhat better times of day or even night when the signal seems to work perfectly. So with that said, I will be doing the broadcasts and rebroadcasts at any point “day or night”, that will seem to present its self with an opportune moment of stability to proceed with the airing of the intended broadcasts. I realize that this may seem somewhat confusing, but I assure you the “show” must and will go on. Unfortunately just not at the regularly scheduled time.

I hereby ask you to please grant me this leeway and I will continue to put out as much and as many programs as I can in any and or all formats as possible. I sincerely thank you all for your support and I will continue to work on our Lords behalf as often as I am able to remain on-line.

I am only saying this now so as to give you a heads up as to the who, what, where, when and whys of the situation at hand.

Sincerely, your servant in the love of Christ Jesus,

Bp. Andrew