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St. Conleth of Kildare
May 10, Saint


Source: catholicsaints.info




Also known as:
Conlaed
Conlaeth
Conlaid
Conlaith
Conlath
Conleat
Conleath
Conlethus
Conlian

Born:
c.450 in Ireland


Short Biography:
Skilled worker in gold and silver, and manuscript illuminator. Hermit in a cell in Old Connell, Ireland near the Liffey river. His reputation for holiness attracted would-be disciples. Friend of and co-worker with Saint Brigid; they ran first double monastery together. First bishop of Kildare, Ireland c.490. Baptised Saint Tigernach of Clogher. Died while on pilgrimage to Rome, Italy.

Died:
attacked by wolves on 3 May 519 in the forests of Leinster, Ireland
buried nearby
relics translated to the Kildare cathedral in 799
relics taken to Connell in 835 to protect them from Danish invaders

Patronage:
Diocese of Kildare, Ireland 










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