The Memorial of Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne
Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne is the Patron Saint of
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|
|Patron Saint of||1. Northumbria;
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