Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. RONAN OF IONA

Christian Saint

Also known as Ronan the Hermit, Ronan of Eoroby

Madness-dodging hermit

Scottish Hermit.

In search of the perfect hermitage, he chose to live on the Isle of Lewis (aka Eoroby). Here he lived as an anchorite with his own cell and a Holy Well which could cure madness and internal disorders.

This was very fortunate as otherwise he could have gone mad or suffered from hiccups. Unfortunately he was instead tormented by women’s evil tongues and visions.

Luckily he found himself miraculously transferred to North Rona via a whale. For those who don’t know, this is the transportation method of choice for saints.

Apart from a few whippings by the Devil thereafter, it was peace and quiet at last.

St. Ronan of Iona Facts and Figures

Name: Ronan of Iona
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ronan the Hermit, Ronan of Eoroby

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-???
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 75

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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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