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St Mel

Starts 02:00 Ends 01:59



St Mel died in 488. He is said to have been a Briton who came to Ireland with Patrick, with whom he worked until he was ordained at Ardagh, Co. Longford. He is one of the earliest Irish saints and gave the religious veil to Brigid. The Cathedral in Longford Town is dedicated to St. Mel and his feast day is celebrated on 7th February.

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St Jerome Emiliani

Starts 02:00 Ends 02:05


St. Jerome was born in Venice of a noble family. After entering the military he was imprisoned for three years. It is believed that he was released from prison by the Blessed Mother. He then dedicated himself to a life of service. St. Jerome founded the Company of the Poor, clerks regular, which was approved by Pope Paul III in 1540. He is the Patron Saint of Abandoned Infants and Orphans.