Saint of the Day – 31 August – Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Today is Friday, January 27, 2023

The Memorial of Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne is the Patron Saint of

1. Northumbria;
2. Firefighters

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMonks who became Saints

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne brief life History

Date of Birth Around 590 AD
Country of Birth Ireland in Europe
Profession Irish monk and missionary
Place of Work Iona, Scotland, Northumbria, England
Date of Death 31 August 651 AD
Place of Death Bamburg, England
Feast Day 31 August
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Northumbria;
2. Firefighters

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne Short life History

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne is also known as

• Apostle of Northumbria
• Aedan of Lindisfarne

Monk at Iona, Scotland. Studied under Saint Senan at Inish Cathay. Bishop of Clogher, Ireland. Resigned the see to became a monk at Iona 630 AD.

Evangelizing bishop in Northumbria, England at the behest of his friend the king, Saint Oswald of Northumbria. Once when pagans attacked Oswald’s forces at Bambrough, they piled wood around the city walls to burn it; Saint Aidan prayed for help, and a change in wind blew the smoke and flames over the pagan army.

Aidan was known for his knowledge of the Bible, his eloquent preaching, his personal holiness, simple life, scholarship, and charity. Miracle worker. Trained Saint Boswell.

Founded the Lindesfarne monastery that became not only a religious standard bearer, but a great storehouse of European literature and learning during the dark ages. Saint Bede is lavish in his praise of the episcopal rule of Aidan.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

The young Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, a shepherd in the fields at the time, saw Aidan’s soul rise to heaven as a shaft of light. He was buried at Lindesfarne

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne
Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne


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