Saturday, September 20, 2014


Saint Sedulius

 feast day: 12 February
Also known as Seadhal;Siadal;Siadhal;the Christian Virgil

 5th century. Sedulius is known as the Christian Virgil on the strength of his epic poem Carmen Paschale. He left Ireland to found a school of poetry in Athens, proving that outstanding scholarship
existed on the Emerald Isle prior Saint Patrick. While he was still in Ireland, he may have been a disciple of Saint Ailbhe. In 494, a decree of the First Roman Council contained a phrase "honoring by signal praise the Paschal Work of the Venerable man, Sedulius". 

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