St Brendan

170Born possibly in Tralee, Ireland, and educated by St. Ita and ordained by Bishop Erc, he became a monkand founded a large monastery at Clonfert. Many fantastic details have been added to this briefknowledge usually based on the fictional “Navagation” in which he is described as searching for the Isles of the Blessed, touching the Canaries, and even discovering america. It is possible that he actually made visits to Scotland and Wales. Feast day May 16.