Monday, March 24, 2014

Saint Enda

Happy Feast of St. Enda!

St. Enda was the brother of St. Fanchea.  She convinced him to quit his warring activities and to marry.  He was engaged, but before long, his fiancee was found dead.  When this occurred he went to Rome to become ordaned to the priesthood.  He returned home to Ireland where his brother-in-law, King Oengus, gave him land to build a monestary.  This was Ireland's first monestary, so St. Enda is considered the founder of Irish monasticism.
There isn't much information on St. Enda, but I like his story.  He went from a warrior, to a fiancee, to a monk.  What can you say?  He certainly let God guide his feet.

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