Happy Feast Day
 St. Declan of Ardmore
 350-450
 Feast day: July 24
 Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day
St. Declan of Ardmore
350-450
Feast day: July 24
Patronage: Ardmore, Ireland, The Dioceses’ of Waterford and Lisman
Saint Declan was born a prince of the Decius (the ruling class) tribe of Celts. Baptized by St. Colman, he was the first person to bring Christianity to Ireland, before St. Patrick, though only locally. He was the bishop of Ardmore and established a monastery there. His well, known as “the waters of St. Declan”, still has healing properties. St. Patrick and St. David of Wales considered him as a friend. He died “in a narrow place beside the sea” called Declan’s Desert. Local Catholics celebrate his feast day, called his “pattern” on July 24.
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