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New Advent

The Catholic Encyclopedia proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.

History of Saint Brendan

St. Brendan, Patron Saint of sailors and travellers:  St Brendan (484 (?) - 577 (?)), called the "Navigator," is one of the early Irish monastic saints. He is chiefly renowned for his legendary journey to The Isle of the Blessed as described in the ninth century Voyage of St Brendan the Navigator. Many versions exist, that tell of how he set out onto the Atlantic Ocean with sixty pilgrims  searching for the Garden of Eden. His most celebrated foundation was Clonfert, in 557, over which he appointed St. Moinenn as Prior and Head Master.  He was interred in Clonfert, and his feast is kept on 16 May.