Sunday, 23 March 2014

Saint Lassar, Daughter of Fintan, March 23

The earliest of the Irish calendars, the Martyrology of Tallaght, records a female saint, Lassar, daughter of Fintan, at March 23. She is one of fourteen saints with this name found in the Irish calendars, most of whom are completely obscure figures. Canon O'Hanlon can bring us only the barest details regarding this one:

St. Lassair, or Lassar, Daughter of Fintain.

An entry appears, in the Martyrology of Tallagh, at the 23rd of March, regarding St. Lassair, daughter of Fintain. On this day is registered, likewise, in the Martyrology of Donegal, Lassar, daughter of Fionntan. The Bollandists notice Lassara filia Fintani.

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