Feast Days

Monday, 4th September, St Mac Nissi. Oengus Mac Nissi took his name from his mother Cnes or Ness. It is claimed that Patrick baptised him and taught him the psalms. He chose the district of Connor for his hermitage, but later became bishop of his clan. He died early in the sixth century.

Friday, 8th September, The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who brought the dawn of hope and salvation to the world. She is the true Ark of the Covenant, the temple of God, because her body received the one Mediator.

Saturday, 9th September, St. Ciaran, abbot, was born in Roscommon around 512. He came to Clonmacnoise in January 545 where he founded a monastery which became one of the most renowned in Europe. He died at the age of thirty-three while it was still being built.