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  • A mysterious voyage of a certain wandering saint, called St. Brendan, was not without its influence upon an enthusiastic mind.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • Each parish - St. Bernard's in Rockland, Our Lady of Good Hope in Camden and St. Francis of Assisi in Belfast - will keep its individual parish name, but the three-church cluster will be known as St. Brendan the Navigator, the Rev. Mark Reinhardt announced during Mass on Sept. 14.


  • Was my great-uncle Brendan related to St. Brendan, the intrepid Irish monk who may have sailed to Newfoundland in the eighth century?

    Tracing My Roots and Coming Up With Dirt

  • More about St. Brendan: Patron Saints Index he is the patron saint of whales and the Catholic Encyclopedia.

    Saint Brendan the Navigator

  • St. Brendan set off in an oak boat sometime in the sixth century, heading southwest from Ireland.

    Dream State

  • And of course, St. Brendan, my favorite of saints, had a famous run-in with a whale, as described in the Navigatio sancti Brendani abbatis which can be found in a nineteenth century translation here:

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • There was some actual travel, or at least legends of actual travel: Eliza Knight gives us St. Brendan, the Celtic priest who may have visited North America before even the Vikings.

    井の中の蛙 » December 2008 History Carnival » Print

  • My father was a believer in the legend of St. Brendan, but he knew there would be skeptics.


  • The races were in honor of St. Brendan the Navigator, the monk who some people believe sailed to America 700 years before Columbus.


  • So he's the same one who did St. Brendan in the Heyerdahl tradition.

    Viking: Odinn’s Child


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