Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. ADAMNÁN

Christian Saint

Also known as Adomnán, Adomnán of Iona, Euan

Patron Saint of the Diocese of Raphoe in Ireland

The Irish Abbot of Iona, an island in the Inner Hebrides. He was ninth in succession from distant relative St. Columba The Founder.

Life was probably a bit boring on Iona so this Abbot — being something of a scholar — filled in his time by writing a biography of The Founder.

As well as cooking up a primitive version of the Geneva Convention, his good works also included the refurbishment of Raphoe Monastery in Ireland.

Things went a bit sour when he attempted to replace Celtic Catholic customs with those of Rome, which made him so unpopular he went on an extended preaching vacation.

St. Adamnán Facts and Figures

Name: Adamnán
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Adomnán, Adomnán of Iona, Euan

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 632-704
Celebration or Feast Day: September 23rd

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 91

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