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Who are the Celtic Saints?
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Cutting through the mists of Celtic myth, this historical account introduces the saints as real men and women in the pursuit of holiness. The Celtic period began with Patrick's mission to Ireland in 435 and ended with the submission of the British church to Rome in 715. This book tells the stories of the various branches of the Celtic church during this period and includes biographies of the outstanding personalities of the era.
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Chapters include:- Celtic culture - during and after Celtic occupation. Ireland - Patrick and his disciples, poetry, prayers, monasteries, the travelling saints. Iona - a way of life and a centre of mission. Scotland - Columba and his successors. Wales - David and his heritage. Cornwall - The 'children of Brychan'. Brittany - Malo, Judoc, Tudy and others. Northumbria - The Celtic tradition is taken to the Anglo-Saxons. Rome - The saints who went there to plead the cause of the Celtic church.

About the Author

Kathleen Jones is an editorial consultant to the new series of "Butler's Lives of the Saints" and is author of "The Saints of the Anglican Calendar" and "A Basic Dictionary of Saints". She was formerly a member of the Archbishop's Commission on Church and the State and the Archbishops' Commission on Marriage, and of General Synod. The author of numerous religious books, she is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy in the University of York.

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