Aidan of Lindisfarne

One of my favorite of the old British saints is Aidan of Lindisfarne.  He has ties to both Iona and the Island of Lindisfarne, two very holy places.  Today there are two communities of Christians that continue to share the deep faith of the church with a celtic flavor from these regions.  Aidan is key to their stories.

Read more about Aidan here:

Mission St. Clare’s notes on Aidan
Ireland’s Eye notes on Aidan
From St. Dunstan’s Priory 

Communities in the UK influenced by Aidan:


1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Matthew 19:27-30
Psalm 97:1-2,7-12 or
Psalm 85:8-13

Collect for the day:

O loving God, you called your servant Aidan from the peace of a cloister to re-establish the Christian mission in northern England, and endowed him with gentleness, simplicity, and strength: Grant that we, following his example, may use what you have given us for the relief of human need, and may persevere in commending the saving Gospel of our Redeemer Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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