Monday, 21 August 2017

Saint Uncan, August 21

On August 21 Canon O'Hanlon brings yet another obscure saint to our attention - Saint Uncan:

St. Uncan or Unchan Tughneda.

No doubt, from his early days, the ambition of this saint received a right direction. Yet those and his subsequent years are buried in obscurity. According to the published Martyrology of Tallagh, veneration was given to Unchan Tughneda, at the 21st of August. It seems a difficult matter to identify his place, at present, or to find the time when he flourished. The simple entry, Uncan, appears in the Martyrology of Donegal, at this same date. In life, he must have been respected, and his time must have been greatly spent in prayer for himself and others.


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