May 16
The month of Mary: A Marian Month

Saint of the day:

Saint Brendan the Navigator

Patron Saint of boatmen, mariners, travelers, elderly adventurers, and whales, and also of portaging canoes.

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Saint Brendan the Navigator

Born possibly in Tralee, Ireland, and educated by St. Ita and ordained by Bishop Erc, he became a monk and founded a large monastery at Clonfert. Many fantastic details have been added to this brief knowledge usually based on the fictional "Navagation" in which he is described as searching for the Isles of the Blessed, touching the Canaries, and even discovering america. It is possible that he actually made visits to Scotland and Wales. Feast day May 16.

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=170

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Brendan

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Prayer
 

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Visit


Statue of Brendan at Fenit Harbour, Samphire Island, Ireland

http://www.saint-brendan.org/

Sculpture of St Brendan, The Square Bantry, County Cork, Ireland

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Art
 

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