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s. Senan
Vie / Buhez : l'un des 12 Apôtres d'Irlande, né au 5e siècle, grand voyageur en France, Italie et en Bretagne
Genre / Reizh : Masculin
Signification / Sinifiañs : origine Celtique, Sen=Ancien
Variantes / Argemmoù : Senan (Bretagne) - Féminin(s): Senana (Bretagne) -

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le 6 mars 2019 ~ d'an 6 a viz Meurzh 2019
Saint(e) du jour ~ Sant(ez) an deiz s. Senan (l'un des 12 Apôtres d'Irlande, né au 5e siècle, grand voyageur en France, Italie et en Bretagne)
Proverbe breton ~ Krennlavar Tri miz krenn

E vez ar moc'h bihan gant ar wiz wenn.
[Trois mois complets sont les petits cochons avec la truie blanche (temps de gestation).]




Almanach complet : [Calendrier:Vie des saints]

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prénoms celtiques et bretons d'Albert Deshayes :

Senan

Diminutif bâti sur la racine irlandaise sen, "vieux, ancien".

Ce saint est né à Magh Lacha en Irlande. Encore jeune, il décide de se consacrer à Dieu. Arrivé à l'âge d'être guerrier, il est enrôlé de force par le seigneur des Corcobaskin. Vaincus au cours d'une bataille, ils doivent fuir. Senan en profite pour s'évader. Ses parents acceptent de la placer sous la férule de l'abbé Cassidan à Kerry-Cuirke. Il terminera son éducation auprès de saint Natalis en Ossory. À la suite d'un différend avec son maître, Senan part pour Iniscathy et reçoit la crosse pastorale de saint Maidoc.

Une visite à Dewi l'incite à voyager. Il se rend à Tours (37), à Rome, fait halte en Bretagne. Au retour il narre son périple à Dewi avant d'accoster à Ardmenedh, un îlot au large de Munster, où il fonde une église. Ses pérégrinations le conduisent à Iniscarra, non loin de Cork, puis à Inis Luirghe, une île du Shannon entre Limerick et Scattery, puis à Inis Mor. Un incident avec Seni l'oblige à quitter l'île pour Ennis Kerry, puis Inis Cunla et Inis Cathy.

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Saint Senan

Saint Senan was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.[1] He was born in 488 in a place once known as Moylougha, about four miles east of present day Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. According to the prose life, his mother entered labor while walking through the woods; when she grasped a tree branch for support, it is said to have blossomed to foretell the virtues of the saint. While still only a child, Senan began to practice and preach self-denial, once even reproving his mother for gathering blackberries. God, he reminded her, made time for abstinence as well as for eating. The boy promised his life to God after the miracle at the estuary, where a path opened for him and the cattle he was driving at high tide.

St. Senan was well read and an exceptional traveller in such times, travelling to Britain, France and Rome. Studying in many monasteries in Ireland, including Glendalough and Kerry, he founded a monastery of five churches and a round tower on Inis Cathaigh or Scattery island in the bay on the estuary of the river Shannon just 3km out from Kilrush. Legend has it that he slew a huge sea creature that inhabited the island and terrorised the locals.

From his childhood he surely would have heard about the ‘Cathach’, the beast that roamed and occupied the island, so fearful and so dangerous that neither man nor beast dared to come near the place. Since it had been revealed to the man of God that this was the place where he should work and pray, he went there, trusting in the power and protection of the Almighty. Facing the ferocious animal, the saint made the sign of the cross and commanded him to depart.

Since only men were allowed on Scattery Island while Senan was there, legend has it that when his sister, St. Ibie died, she willed it that she would be buried near Senan. To stay true to his own edicts, Senan waited till low tide to bury her in the inter-tidal zone, which was not officially the "island", thus fulfilling his sister's wish, while not breaking his own rules.

Saint Senan also founded the abbey on Inishmore (or Deer) Island, leaving Saint Liberius to preside over it.

It is thought that Senan may have got his name from an earlier river god whose name gave rise to the river Shannon.

The translation of "Senan" from old Gaelic means "little old wise man."

References

1. ^ Gratton-Flood, W.H. (March 1, 1907), The Twelve Apostles of Erin, vol. I, New York: Robert Appleton Company, <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01632a.htm>. Retrieved on 9 February 2008

Bibliography

Hedderman, Fr. Senan. Life of St Senan, Bishop, Patron Saint of West Clare. Clare Library. City: Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland. Retrieved on November 10, 2005.

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St. Senan

Saint Senan was born in 488 in a place once known as Moylougha, about four miles east of present day Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. According to the prose life, his mother entered labor while walking through the woods; when she grasped a tree branch for support, it is said to have blossomed to foretell the virtues of the saint. While still only a child, Senan began to practice and preach self-denial, once even reproving his mother for gathering blackberries. God, he reminded her, made time for abstinence as well as for eating. The boy promised his life to God after the miracle at the estuary, where a path opened for him and the cattle he was driving at high tide.

St. Senan was well read and an exceptional traveller in such times, travelling to France and Rome. Studying in many monasteries in Ireland, including Glendalough and Kerry, he founded a monastery of five churches and a round tower on Inis Cathaigh or Scattery island in the bay on the estaury of the river Shannon just 3km out from Kilrush. Legend has it that he slew a huge sea creature that inhabited the island and terrorised the locals.

From his childhood he surely would have heard about the "Cathach", the beast that roamed and occupied the island, so fearful and so dangerous that neither man nor beast dared to come near the place. Since it had been revealed to the man of God that this was the place where he should work and pray, he went there, trusting in the power and protection of the Almighty. Facing the ferocious animal, the saint made the sign of the cross and commanded him to depart.

Since only men were allowed on Scattery Island while Senan was there, legend has it that when his sister, St. Ibie died, she willed it that she would be buried near Senan. To stay true to his own edicts, Senan waited till low tide to bury her in the inter-tidal zone, which was not officially the "island", thus fulfilling his sister's wish, while not breaking his own rules.

Saint Senan also founded the abbey on Inishmore (or Deer) Island, leaving Saint Liberius to preside over it.

It is thought that Senan may have got his name from an earlier river god whose name gave rise to the river Shannon.

The translation of "Senan" from old Gaelic means "little old wise man"