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St. Brendan

Born 460 (?) Died 577 (?)

Irish monk and Priest. Founded many monasteries and dioceses in Ireland and Britain.  Legend has it that Brendan and sixty companions set out on a voyage to find the "Land of Promise."  The legend goes on to say that Brendan was the first European to set foot in the New World.  

St. Brendan's Feast Day is May 16th.

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St. Agnes

Born 291 (?) Died 304 (?)

Virgin and Martyr.  Agnes was murdered as a young child for refusing to turn against Jesus.  She is shown holding a palm branch as a symbol of her readiness to greet Jesus Christ. 

St. Agnes' Feast Day is January 21st.

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