Saturday Saints- #38

Once again we find ourselves at the letter K. Today’s saint is Kevin of Glendough:

Saint Cóemgen (modern Irish: Caoimhín), popularly anglicized to Kevin (498 – 3 June 618) is an Irish saint who was known as the founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland. His feast day in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches is 3 June.

A few quick facts:

  • He apparently lived to be well over a hundred years old before his death
  • Saint Kevin was reportedly born to a noble family, and a number of his relatives were also clergy
  • During his life he was a devoted ascetic, and spent much time in a cave that later became known as St. Kevin’s bed

You can find out more about Saint Kevin at his wiki, located here.

Saint Kevin

 

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