Short Life of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Short Life of “St. Aidan of Lindisfarne”                Compiled by Fr. Andrew Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the Lindisfarne island monastery in England. He is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria and has even been promoted as the “patron saint of England.”  Aidan is the Anglicised form of the original Old Irish Aodhán,



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