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Sept.9th St. Ciaran abbot, Clonmacnoise

posted 7 Sep 2013, 16:43 by Lay Doms   [ updated 7 Sep 2013, 16:45 ]
Ciarán was born in 516 in County Roscommon, Connacht, in Ireland.[2] He was a student of Finian's at Clonard and in time became a teacher, himself.[2] In about 534, he left Clonard for Aran where he was ordained a priest, and studied under Saint Enda of Aran, who advised him to build a church and monastery in the middle of Ireland.[2] Later, he travelled to Senan on Scattery Island (in about 541). In 545, he finally settled in Clonmacnoise, where he founded the Monastery of Clonmacnoise with ten fellow companions.[6] As abbot, he worked on the first buildings of the monastery; however, he died about one year later (544) of a plague, in his early thirties.[2] His feast day is 9 September