Saint Finan of Iona Biography
St. Finan of Iona Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Country of Birth||Ireland in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishops|
|Place of Work||Ireland|
|Date of Death||9 February 661|
|Place of Death||Ireland|
|Feast Day||February 17|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
St. Finan of Iona was a monk at Iona who succeeded Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne as the governor of the church in Northumbria in England. He later became the Bishop of Lindisfarne in 651 AD where he built the monasteries of Whitby and Gilling.
Finan opposed the replacement of the Celtic liturgy with the Roman liturgy. He later went to Southern England for an evangelism mission working with Saint Cedd. He Baptized King Penda and King Saint Sigebert of East Saxons.