Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a fraternity of priests, constituting an irregular monastic order, existing in Scotland, and in smaller numbers in Ireland and Wales, from the ninth or tenth to the fourteenth or fifteenth century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a class of anchorites who lived in various parts of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
- Probably from Gaelic cuilteach; compare Irish ceilede. (Wiktionary)
“In Ireland, it is feast of St. Aengus, called the Culdee (or Ceili De, the friend of God).”
“From his love of prayer and solitude he was named the "Culdee"; in other words, the”
“I know Culdee Christians who do just that, and I respect their scholarship as well as the loving and nonjudgemental way they revere Jesus.”
“Vicarstown lies on the banks of the Grand Canal, near the ancient monastic settlement of Clonenagh, home of St. Fintan, known as the Father of Irish Monks, and St. Aengus the Culdee, author of the Felire and co-author with Maelruain of the Martyrology of Tallaght. posted by Carlos Antonio Palad at 4:01 AM”
“Of Glasgow during the Culdee period nothing can be definitely known.”
“The square tower of Dunblane, which still survives, is a relic of the structure erected in the twelfth century,  and is one of the group, centred in early Pictavia, revealing characteristics of Norman work, and all connected with the sites of early Culdee establishments.”
“St. Adrian was probably one of the three bishops of Alban  at Abernethy, as chapels and crosses in the district are all connected with his name; and Cellach appears as the first Bishop at St. Andrews, and he was succeeded by eight Culdee bishops, the last of whom was Fothad, who officiated at the marriage of Malcolm Canmore and Queen Margaret.”
“Prior to 1107 the Culdee community had split up into two sections, dividing the spiritualities and temporalities between them, and Bishop”
“The old Celtic monastic system, with Iona as its centre, was superseded by the monastic system of the Roman Church in the eleventh century, and the old Culdee monks were either driven from their ancient settlements or compelled to become Augustinian canons or Benedictine monks.”
“Therefore the fair shores and fertile vales of Erin, the clustered islets, dropped like jewels in the azure seas, the mist-covered, heather-clad hill-sides, even the barren mountain-tops and the patches of firm ground scattered in the solitudes of fathomless bogs, were homes of pious Culdee or lonely hermit.”
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