St. Brendan is an early Irish monastic saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. Scholars are unsure, but Saint Brendan may have been born in Tralee, County Kerry Ireland in AD 484. Saint Ita played a role in his education, and Bishop Erc ordained him. He also became a monk at Clonfert. That is all we know for sure. Alegendary book entitled Navigation had him searching for the “Isles of the Blessed” going even so far as the Canary Islands and America. At most, it is believed, he may have traveled to Scotland and Wales. His Feast Day is May 16.
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