Brendan, St

views updated

Brendan, St (c.486–c.575), Irish abbot. The legend of the ‘Navigation of St Brendan’ (c.1050), describing his voyage with a band of monks to a promised land (possibly Orkney or the Hebrides), was widely popular in the Middle Ages. His emblem is a whale, and his feast day is 16 May.

About this article

Saint Brendan

All Sources -
Updated About content Print Topic


Saint Brendan