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St Aidan of Lindisfarne

Starts 10:00 Ends 19:00
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St Aidan of Lindisfarne was of Irish descent and a monk of Iona. When Oswald, the exiled king of Northumbria, who had fled for refuge to Iona, returned to his throne in 634, he invited Aidan to come to reconvert his people. He made his headquarters at Lindisfarne and, with aid of the king as his interpreter, he was very successful in his mission. He died in 651.


Leave me alone with God as much as may be.
As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore,
Make me an island, set apart,
alone with you, God, holy to you.

Then with the turning of the tide
prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond,
the world that rushes in on me
till the waters come again and fold me back to you.

Prayer attributed to St. Aidan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Martin I

Starts 12:00 Ends 21:00
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Pope St. Martin I was born in Todo, Italy. He was the last pope to die a martyr. St. Martin called the Council at the Lateran Basilica in his first year and condemned Heraclius and Monothelitism, going against a decree by the Byzantine Emperor who commanded there be no discussion of the issue.