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St. Gwenn Teirbron – triple-breasted - was a daughter of King Budic II of Brittany.  She was twice married.  To her first husband, Fracan, she bore 3 children, all of whom became saints - Wethnoc, Iacob and Winwaloe.  This was the reason for the legend of her having three breasts. After Fracan died, Gwenn married a Breton, Eneas Ledewig, to whom she bore another son, St Cadfan.  Twice, Gwen was kidnapped by pirates, but on both occasions she escaped, walking across the Channel back to…

St. Gwenn Teirbron – triple-breasted - was a daughter of King Budic II of Brittany. She was twice married. To her first husband, Fracan, she bore 3 children, all of whom became saints - Wethnoc, Iacob and Winwaloe. This was the reason for the legend of her having three breasts. After Fracan died, Gwenn married a Breton, Eneas Ledewig, to whom she bore another son, St Cadfan. Twice, Gwen was kidnapped by pirates, but on both occasions she escaped, walking across the Channel back to…

An 11th century ascetic, Saint Arsenius of Ninotsminda, Georgia, was a brilliant translator, writer, calligrapher, and theologian, one of the greatest Church personalities of his time. He became a monk in Jerusalem and bishop of Ninotsminda, but, desiring a solitary life, he quickly resigned. At Iveron Monastery, Mount Athos, he helped St. Ekvtime translate the Holy Scriptures and many theological books. (Jul 31)

An 11th century ascetic, Saint Arsenius of Ninotsminda, Georgia, was a brilliant translator, writer, calligrapher, and theologian, one of the greatest Church personalities of his time. He became a monk in Jerusalem and bishop of Ninotsminda, but, desiring a solitary life, he quickly resigned. At Iveron Monastery, Mount Athos, he helped St. Ekvtime translate the Holy Scriptures and many theological books. (Jul 31)

The Saints known as "The Enlighteners of North America"

The Saints known as "The Enlighteners of North America"

On this day 18th March, 978,  Edward the Martyr, King of England and eldest son of King Edgar was murdered at Corf Castle in Dorset, the murder was ordered by his step mother, Aelfryth, mother of Ethelred the Unready who was eager to see her son crowned

On this day 18th March, 978, Edward the Martyr, King of England and eldest son of King Edgar was murdered at Corf Castle in Dorset, the murder was ordered by his step mother, Aelfryth, mother of Ethelred the Unready who was eager to see her son crowned

Holy Righteous Grand Princess St. Yelizaveta the New Martyr

Holy Righteous Grand Princess St. Yelizaveta the New Martyr

Nicopeia Madonna / Maria Nicopeia | Crusaders seized Victory icon from a Byzantine general's chariot during the Siege of Constantinople in 1203 and brought it to Venice, where it was installed in Basilica di San Marco. Attributed to St. Luke the Evangelist, dated to 800s.

Nicopeia Madonna / Maria Nicopeia | Crusaders seized Victory icon from a Byzantine general's chariot during the Siege of Constantinople in 1203 and brought it to Venice, where it was installed in Basilica di San Marco. Attributed to St. Luke the Evangelist, dated to 800s.

This holy monk is the patron of my dear son, Brendan Pádraig.

This holy monk is the patron of my dear son, Brendan Pádraig.

Celtic Monasticism - History and Sprituality. St. Patrick was one of greatest peregrini. He was born in 387 C.E., and was a Briton who was captured by Irish pirates at sixteen and enslaved by the Dalriada kings for six years. During this period, he suffered from solitude, suffering, hunger, lack of clothes, and cold; he kept the will to live through an intense life of prayer.

Celtic Monasticism - History and Sprituality. St. Patrick was one of greatest peregrini. He was born in 387 C.E., and was a Briton who was captured by Irish pirates at sixteen and enslaved by the Dalriada kings for six years. During this period, he suffered from solitude, suffering, hunger, lack of clothes, and cold; he kept the will to live through an intense life of prayer.

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne - Aidan Hart Sacred Icons

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne - Aidan Hart Sacred Icons

Άγιοι Πέτρος και Παύλος Πρωτοκορυφαίοι Απόστολοι  _ june 29

Άγιοι Πέτρος και Παύλος Πρωτοκορυφαίοι Απόστολοι _ june 29

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