Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saint Magnus of Orkney – Saint of the Day – April 16

St. Magnus of Orkney Biography

St. Magnus of Orkney Profile. Born: 1075 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Orkney Islands, Scotland. Died: 1115 in Egilsay Island, Scotland. Feast Day is celebrated on April 16.

The Memorial of St. Magnus of Orkney – Saint of the Day

St. Magnus of Orkney Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1075 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession pirate
Place of Work Orkney Islands, Scotland
Date of Death 1115
Place of Death Egilsay Island, Scotland
Feast Day April 16
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Saint Magnus of Orkney
Saint Magnus of Orkney

Saint’s Biography

Saint Magnus was the first son of Erlend Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney and Thora the daughter of Sumarlidi Ospaksson. He had a brother named Erling, and two sisters Gunnhild and Cecilia. He was related to King Olav II and King Harald II of Norway. 

St. Magnus of Orkney life

He was raised as a pagan and lived as a pirate. St. Magnus Convert to Christianity. Saint Magnus became unpopular among royal court when he refused to fight Christians.

St. Magnus of Orkney Death

Saint Magnus was struck in the head with an axe on April 16, 1115, at Egilsay Island. His feast day is on April 16.