Friday, 3 July 2015

Saint Breacnat, July 3

Another of the many completely obscure Irish female saints is commemorated on the Irish calendars at July 3. As is so often the case, all we know of the holy lady, Breacnat, is her name, as Canon O'Hanlon explains:

St. Breacnat, Virgin.

It is mentioned in the Martyrology of Donegal, that veneration was given at the 3rd of July to Breacnat, a virgin. The Bollandists a note this entry, likewise, but through a typographical error, they write "Breenada virgine victoriosa," at this same date.

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