Saint Molaisse

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Molaisse, or Lasrean, Saint, of Devenish, an ecclesiastic of the 6th century, of whom little is known, although we often meet his name in church history. He was a native of Connaught, and is mentioned among the chief disciples of Finnan of Clonard. He ultimately retired to Devenish Island, in Lough Erne, where he erected a monastery, which for centuries continued to be a place of great resort. He died about 563, and his festival is celebrated on 12th September. Another saint of the same name was founder, bishop, and ultimately patron saint of Leighlin.

Sources

119. Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: Rev. John Lanigan. 4 vols. Dublin, 1822.

234. Martyrology of Donegal: Edited by J. H. Todd, D.D., and William Reeves, D.D. (I.A.S.) Dublin, 1864.

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