Prayer of the Day

Third Week of Easter – Feast of St. Conleth, Bishop

May 4th, 2017

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever;  and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” (John 6 : 51)

Today is the feast of St. Conleth, who is believed to have come from the Wicklow area.  While living as a hermit he was persuaded by Brigid to act as priest for her community in Kildare.  He was venerated as a great saint and Cogitosus, author of  ‘Life of Brigid’,  calls him bishop and abbot of the monks of Kildare.  He was buried alongside Brigid in the great Church there.