St. Coleman Catholic School

Feast of St. Coleman of Cloyne

November 24

All-Day Event

St. Coleman of Cloyne is the patron saint of St. Coleman Church and School.

Coleman was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 522 and died about 610. As a young man, he was blessed with many talents and he so excelled in the arts of poetry and music that he was made one of the Royal Bards at the King's Palace in Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland. When Coleman was about fifty years of age, he became a Catholic. One of his instructors in Faith was St. Brendan the Navigator who, according to some historians, may have landed in America long before either Christopher Columbus or Leif Erickson.

St. Brendan baptized Coleman and soon afterwards Coleman embraced the Monastic life and was ordained a priest. He preached the Gospel in the areas of the Counties of Limerick and Cork, Ireland, for several years. He also founded the Church of Cloyne, County Cork, of which he became the first Bishop. In his later years, he was able to devote more time to his literary talents in the service of God.
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