7th St. Colman, Bishop of Dromore
|Saint Colman of Dromore|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholicism|
|Patronage||Roman Catholic Diocese of Dromore|
Born at Argyll, c. 516; died c. 610; he has a second feast on October 27. If you are confused by the many saints named Colman, there are 126 Irish saints bearing that illustrious name. Today’s saint was the first abbot of Muckmore, County Antrim, then chosen as the abbot-founder and bishop of Dromore in County Down. He founded the See of Dromore, of which he is patron and over which he presided as bishop. He set up a small ‘daub and wattle’ church on this site in 510 AD. Probably thatched with reeds from the River Lagan which flows beside it, this church site has been, for the 15 centuries since, a location for the worship of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of all humanity. Little evidence is available for the first 700 years of St. Colman’s Church nor is there any indication of either its style or size.7 St. Colman of Dromore
St. Meriadoc, Bishop of Vannes
June 7th – St. Meriadoc of Vannes B (AC)
(Also known as Meriadec, Meriasek)
Died c. 688.
“Poverty is a remover of cares and the mother of holiness.”
— Saint Meriadoc.
Meriadoc, though venerated especially in Cornwall and northern FranceJune 7th – St. Meriadoc of Vannes
(Brittany), was probably a Welshman who lived in the 5th or 6th
century. He came to Cornwall and founded several churches, one of
which at Camborne was once dedicated to him. He became renowned in
these parts and a miracle play in Cornish still survives, recounting
his legendary exploits.
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|2||Image unknown, U., (U) St. Colman, Bishop of Dromore (Mocholmoc). [ONLINE]. Available at: https://www.catholicireland.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/colman-3.jpg [Accessed 7 June 2022].|
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