San Mel di Ardagh, Irlanda (+488) – 6 febbraio ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Italian

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Rovine della chiesa di San Mel

San Mel di Ardagh, Irlanda (+488)

6 febbraio

San Melis di Ardagh, o anche Mel (Irlanda, … – 6 febbraio 488), fu un sacerdote missionario e vescovo irlandese; è venerato come santo dalla Chiesa.

Fu il fondatore della Diocesi di Ardagh, nella contea di Longford, in Irlanda.

Come molti santi antichi, non si ha una biografia dettagliata. Si pensa sia figlio di Conis e Darerca, sorella di San Patrizio, che accompagnò il fratello in Irlanda per iniziare la sua opera di evangelizzazione. Mel divenne missionario molto giovane e San Patrizio gli affidò una chiesa che costruì ad Ardagh, in seguito Mel vi costruì un monastero. Divenne poi sacerdote e venne consacrato vescovo di Ardagh. Fu anche il vescovo che mise il velo a Santa Brigida. È patrono di Ardagh.

Si dice che fosse molto generoso e dava sempre quanto poteva ai poveri tenendo per sé il minimo indispensabile. Mel viveva con sua zia Lupait, e si diffuse un pettegolezzo secondo il quale ci sarebbe stato un rapporto tra i due, tanto che lo stesso Patrizio si mise ad indagare, ma Mel e sua zia erano molto pii ed entrambi pregarono per ricevere un miracolo: Patrizio andò a parlare con Mel riguardo alla vicenda, Mel stava arando e dal terreno saltò fuori un pesce vivo; mentre Lupait per provare la sua innocenza ha trasportato carbone ardente senza bruciare né lei né i suoi vestiti. Patrizio rimase così soddisfatto e non dubito più di suo nipote.

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Святой Аббан (St Abban) Ирландии (+620) – 16 марта ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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Святой Мэл (St Mel ) Ирландии (+488) – 6 февраля ╰⊰¸¸. •¨* Russian

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Святой Мэл (St Mel ) Ирландии (+488)

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Святой Мэл (St Mel ) Ирландии (умер 6 февраля 488) — христианский миссионер, епископ, один из наиболее почитаемых среди ирландских святых.

Святой Мэл прибыл в Ирландию вместе со святым Патриком, одним из наиболее известных и почитаемых христианских святых, покровителем Ирландии. Мэл приходился Патрику племянником, ибо был сыном его сестры Дарекки. Святой Мэл стал св. Патрику преданным соратником и помощником на пути обращения островитян из язычества в христианство.

В 454 году святой Патрик построил в Лонгфорде церковь Арда (Ardagh), куда лично назначил настоятелем Мэла. Этой церкви святой Мэл посвятил остаток своей жизни и после смерти был погребён возле её стен. Мел жил аскетично, деньги на жизнь и содержание прихода Мэл добывал собственным трудом, отдавая все излишки нуждающимся прихожанам.

Святой Мэл широко известен тем, что именно он принял монашеский обет святой Бригиты и по ошибке рукоположил её в епископы. Когда святой Макайле (англ. Macaille) выразил свой протест произошедшему, то святой Мэл заявил, что рукоположение останется в силе, ибо всё случившееся произошло по воле Божьей.

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Saint Indract, St Dominica & their Companions, Martyrs in Shapwick, England, from Ireland (+718) – February 5

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Glanstobury Abbey, 7th century

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Holy Icon of Virgin Mary of Glastonbury

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Saint Indract, St Dominica & their Companions,

Martyrs in Shapwick, England, from Ireland (+718)

February 5

The Irish Saints at Glastonbury c.700

On this day in the Old English Calendar commemorated SS Indractus, Dominica and their Companions. We have to rely on William of Malmsbury for information about these Martyrs, who were venerated at Glastonbury Abbey. Indractus was an Irish chieftain, who had been to Rome on pilgrimage with his wife, Dominica, and nine others, and on their return journey they decided to visit the “Second Rome”, as Glastonbury was called, because of its holy associations.

There is a tradition that both S. Patrick and S. Bridget spent some time at Glastonbury, and there is a district called Beckery, where Bridget is supposed to have founded a Convent at the foot of Weary-all Hill. It was at Mass in the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene there, according to the History of John of Glastonbury, that King Arthur had the vision of the Cross and Our Lady with the Holy Child, which is commemorated in the Arms of the Abbey. Another Irish Saint claimed as a visitor to Glastonbury is Benignus, locally known as S. Bennings, who was servant and successor to S. Patrick. He settled at Meare three miles to the west, where he died, and his body was translated to the Abbey in 901, some four hundred years later.

These Irish connections may well have been an added attraction to Indractus and his fellow pilgrims, who settled in the district of Shapwick. The local people were heathen and thought the party were wealthy merchants, whereas their scrips only contained parsley and other seeds to be taken back to Ireland, and their pilgrim staves were tipped with brass and not gold. When they had killed them, the natives threw their bodies into a deep pit, but a column of light appeared by night revealing the grave of the Christian martyrs. Their bodies were taken up and buried in the Abbey in the eighth century during the restoration under King Ina.

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Saint Modan, Missionary in Scotland, Founder & Abbot of Dryburgh Abbey & hermit in Dumbarton, Scotland, from Ireland (+6th century) – February 4

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Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland

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Saint Modan, Missionary in Scotland,

Founder & Abbot of Dryburgh Abbey,

& hermit in Dumbarton, Scotland

from Ireland (+6th century)

February 4

Saint Modan was the son of an Irish chieftain. He became a monk and built a chapel at Dryburgh, Scotland, in 522 which he used as a base for several years. This later became the site of a monastery: Dryburgh Abbey.

He was a Missionary in the Falkirk and Stirling areas, and along the Forth, in Scotland continuing until he was elected abbot, a post which he accepted reluctantly. After a number of years he resigned and became a hermit, settling in the Dumbarton area, where he eventually died. His relics were enshrined at Rosneath, Scotland

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Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland

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