Saint Finan of Iona – Saint of the Day – February 17

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Saint Finan of Iona Biography

Saint Finan of Iona Profile. Born: N/A in Ireland, Europe. Worked in Ireland. Died: 9 February 661 in Ireland. Feast Day is celebrated on February 17.

The Memorial of Saint Finan of Iona – Saint of the Day

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
Profession Missionary
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.

St. Finan of Iona
St. Finan of Iona

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