Celtic and Old English Saints for October – their page last updated: 30 November 2020
Saturday 10th October St. Paulinus of York and St. Patrician of Scotland
Born c. 584; died at Rochester, England, 644. In 601, Saint Paulinus was sent as a missionary from Rome to England by Pope Saint Gregory I (f.d. September 3) with Saints Mellitus (f.d. April 24) and Justus (f.d. November 10). There they assisted Saint Augustine (f.d. May 27) by evangelising in Kent for 24 years.
He was consecrated bishop of York in 625 by Justus, then accompanied Saint Ethelburga (f.d. April 5), daughter of King Ethelbert of Kent, to Northumbria as her chaplain when she married Edwin of Northumbria. Saint Bede tells us that two years later (627) Paulinus baptized King Saint Edwin (f.d. October 12) on Easter Eve in York, bringing Christianity to Northumbria. (A much less reliable source, the Welsh Nennius, ascribes Edwin’s baptism to a Welsh priest.) Paulinus and his assistants baptized thousands, who followed their king into Christianity.
Saint Paulinus, described as a tall, dark man, “of venerable and awe-inspiring appearance,” followed up Edwin’s baptism with a series of missionary journeys over a wide area. He reached as far north as Lincoln. During the last year’s of Edwin’s reign, there was such peace and order in his dominions that a proverb arose: A woman could carry her new-born baby across the island from sea to sea and suffer no harm (Bede). But the peace did not last for long. […]
Second Life – wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulinus_of_York
5th century. Saint Patrician was driven from his Scottish see by heathen invaders. He lived out the rest of his days on the Isle of Man (Benedictines).
|St Patrician Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date|
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|Country of Birth||United Kingdom of Europe|
|Place of Work||Scotland|
|Date of Death||N/A|
|Place of Death||Scotland|
|Feast Day||October 10|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by precongrigation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
Troparion of St Patrician Tone 1
Driven from the See in Strathclyde by the Saxon hordes,/ thou wast
sheltered by the Manx people/ to whom thou didst preach the life-giving
Gospel of Christ,/ O Hierarch Patrician./ In thy patience and love for
all, remember those who now cry to thee/ and beseech Christ our God that
He will save our souls.