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* St BrigidSt Brigid

Virgin, Secondary Patron of Ireland, Feast (white)

* Glenstal Martyrology St Brigid, Abbess. About the year 470 she founded a double monastery at Cill-Dara (Kildare) where she was Abbess. The foundation developed into a centre of learning and spirituality, and around it grew up the Cathedral city of Kildare. She founded a school of art at Kildare and its illuminated manuscripts became famous, notably the Book of Kildare, which was praised as one of the finest of all illuminated Irish manuscripts before its disappearance three centuries ago. Brigid was one of the most remarkable women of her times, and despite the numerous legendary, extravagant, and even fantastic miracles attributed to her, there is no doubt that her extraordinary spirituality, boundless charity, and compassion for those in distress were real. According to tradition she died at Kildare on February 1st.

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* Glenstal Menologium: Fr Columba Breen. Born 1917, profession Glenstal 1941, died 2000

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* Glenstal Menologium:
The anniversary of the erection, by Pope Benedict XV, of the Belgian Abbeys into an independent Benedictine Congregation, under the title of the Annunciation of our Blessed Lady.

Abbot Marmion was greatly instrumental in bringing this about, and circumstances after the 1st World War had made it inevitable. Marmion not only suggested the title of the congregation, but won over the other monasteries and saw the matter through in Rome.
Since the General Chapter of 1966, the word 'Belgian' has been dropped, and the phrase 'Annunciation of our Blessed Lady' has been retained in the title of the Congregation - a witness to its international development.

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* Glenstal Menologium: Br Raphael (Jack) Kennedy, Borrisoleigh. Born 1915, professed Glenstal 1946, died 2002.

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* Glenstal Menologium: Fr Peter (John) Gilfedder, Belfast. Born 1917, Professed 1938. died 2002.

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* Glenstal Menologium
Fr John Dupiéreux, Born 1888, Professed monk of Maredsous 1910, came to Glenstal in the 1930's died Feb 29th 1956. Buried in Glenstal.

Br Mungo Gattens, Born 1895 Glasgow, Professed 1937, died 29th Feb 1968.

         
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