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Saint Finian

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Finian: December 12
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop
  • Date of Death: Saint Finian died 12th December, 552

The Story and History of Saint Finian

The story and history of Saint Finian. Saint Finian was a native of Leinster, was instructed in the elements of Christian virtue by the disciples of St. Patrick, and passed over into Wales; but about the year 520 he returned into Ireland.

To propagate the work of God, our Saint established several monasteries and schools. St. Finian was chosen and consecrated Bishop of Clonard. In the love of his flock and his zeal for their salvation he was infirm with the infirm, and wept with those that wept. He healed the souls, and often also the bodies, of those that applied to him. He departed to Our Lord on the 12th of December in 552.

Feast Day of Saint Finian
The Feast Day of Saint Finian is December 12. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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