The First Saint of Ireland

by | Mar 6, 2008 | Catholic Mosaic, Kids Artwork, Saints | 2 comments

“Of all green Ireland’s saints, Ciaran of Saighir was first. Born on Cape Clear Island at the very beginning of the sixth century, his first years were spent in prayer and worship to a God whose name he did not know. Called to Rome, he traveled the long and dangerous journey to what was then the center of Christian studies. Sometime around 538, he was ordained a bishop and sent back to Ireland, encouraged by Saint Patrick, who promised to follow him. At Saighir, Ciaran lived as a hermit, but soon he gathered to himself not only a following of animals, but also many monks and nuns.”

Author’s Note from Saint Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland

Today, March 5th, is the Feast of St. Ciaran. Thanks to Cay’s lovely suggestion, we read the story:

We all really enjoyed learning more about this little known Saint!

The boys were especially impressed by all the animals that befriended St. Ciaran. Rascal, who loves to draw, set to work on the following:

Well, I hope you all had a lovely day!! It was just BEAUTIFUL here!!!

St. Ciaran ~ Pray for us!


  1. Christine

    Thank you for sharing this information about St. Ciaran.

    I changed the NWCFEC banner’s dimensions so that it will fit better in your sidebar: height=155, width=180. Unfortunately, you need to edit the code to show the changes. If you need to know how to do so, please e-mail me (looking at your blog, I am assuming that you will have no problem changing the dimensions).

  2. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you so much Christine!! I went in and changed the dimensions. (I am slowly learning how to do all this html stuff, lol!!!)


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