Reference > Rev. Alban Butler > Lives of the Saints > October
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · INDEX TO ALL SAINTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73).  Volume X: October.
The Lives of the Saints.  1866.
 
October 27
St. Abban, Abbot in Ireland
 
HE was son of Cormac, King of Leinster, and of Mella, sister to St. Ibar, who is said by ancient writers to have preached in Ireland a little before the arrival of St. Patrick; though others think he was consecrated bishop by St. Patrick. St. Ibar having laboured with zeal in the conversion of the pagans, founded the monastery of Beg-erin, a small island on the coast of Kinselach in Leinster, where he died about the year 500, and is honoured on the 23d of April. After Ibar’s death, our saint, who had been trained up in the monastery of Begerin, followed the steps of his holy uncle, and converted a great number of idolaters. He founded the monasteries of Kil-abbain in the north of Leinster, and Magharnoidhe in Kinselach, and died in the former, towards the end of the sixth century. See Usher, Antiq. Colgan, Act. SS. p. 610, et seq.  1
 
 
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · INDEX TO ALL SAINTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors