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Sant Kenan

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s. Kenan
Vie / Buhez : évêque irlandais du 5e siècle, avec Patrick disciple de Martin de Tours, construit sa cathédrale en pierre à Duleek
Genre / Reizh : Masculin
Signification / Sinifiañs : origine Celtique, Ken=Beau
Variantes / Argemmoù : Kenan (Celtique) - Kennain (Irlande) - Quenan (Bretagne) -

2 Almanach


le 25 février 2019 ~ d'an 25 a viz C'hwevrer 2019
Saint(e) du jour ~ Sant(ez) an deiz s. Kenan (évêque irlandais du 5e siècle, avec Patrick disciple de Martin de Tours, construit sa cathédrale en pierre à Duleek)
Proverbe breton ~ Krennlavar A wenneien, a wenneien E vez graet skoejeien (= skoedoù). [De sous ont fait des écus.]




Almanach complet : [Calendrier:Vie des saints]

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4 Iconographie

croix celtique de Duleek en Irlande
croix celtique de Duleek en Irlande

5 Monographies

Catholiques en France :

Saint Kenan
(+ 500)

ou Cianan. Evêque irlandais, il était le disciple de saint Martin de Tours avec saint Patrick. Il fut le premier à construire un cathédrale en pierre à Duleek dans le Meath.

Dates de Fête : 24 novembre, Fête Locale

Group Yahoo Celt-saints :

St. Kenan of Damleag, Bishop
(Cianan, Kea, Kay, Quay)

Died November 24, c. 489-500. In his youth Saint Kenan was one of the 50 hostages whom the princes of Ireland gave to King Leogair, but he was later freed through the intercession of Bishop Kiaran. Like Saint Patrick (f.d. March 17), Kenan was an Irish bishop who was a disciple of Saint Martin of Tours (f.d. November 11). Returning to Ireland, he preached successfully in Connaught, before moving on to Leinster and then Owen, which was named for his maternal uncle, King Owen of Munster. There he destroyed a pagan altar and built a Christian church in its place. Kenan was the first bishop in Ireland to build his own cathedral (Damleag or Duleek in Meath) of stone. His writing was acknowledged by Saint Patrick to be better than his own (Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).

Troparion of St Kenan tone 1
As a witness to the steadfastness of the Faith of Christ,/ thou didst erect to His glory Ireland's first cathedral of stone, O Hierarch Kenan,/ where thou didst labour for the salvation of men's souls./ Wherefore O Saint, pray that our labours may be blessed and bear fruit/ that many may be led into the Way of Salvation.