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St Brendan

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St Brendan was from Kerry, born in 486 A.D. He studied at Clonard under Saint Finnian. His name is connected with many places in Kerry including Ardfert and Mount Brandon. He visited Scotland, reaching the Hebrides and, possibly, places beyond. In 568 he founded the monastery in Clonfert, where he died in 578.

The Prayer of St. Brendan

Help me to journey beyond the familiar

and into the unknown.

Give me the faith to leave old ways

and break fresh ground with You.

Christ of the mysteries, I trust You

to be stronger than each storm within me.

I will trust in the darkness and know

that my times, even now, are in Your hand.

Tune my spirit to the music of heaven,

and somehow, make my obedience count for You.

Clonfert is a place of pilgrimage and healing today and is the site of Emmanuel House of Providence.

Emmanuel House