St. Finbar: Saint of the Day for Saturday, September 25, 2021 (Sat, 25 Sep 2021)
He was the son of an artisan and a lady of the Irish royal court. Born in Connaught, Ireland, and baptized Lochan, he was educated at Kilmacahil, Kilkenny, where the monks named him Fionnbharr (white
head) because of his light hair; he is also known as Bairre and Barr. He went on pilgrimage to Rome with some of the monks, visiting St. David in Wales on the way back. Supposedly, on another visit
to Rome the Pope wanted to consecrate him a bishop but was deterred by a vision, notifying the pope ...
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