New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Lawrence O’Toole

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(Lorcan Ua Tuathail) Confessor, Archbishop of Dublin, born County Kildare, Ireland, c.1128; died Eu, France, 1180. He studied at Glendalough, and became Abbot of Saint Kevin’s in 1154. Eight years later he was made Archbishop of Dublin, his appointment marking the liberation of his see from obedience to Canterbury. He attended the Lateran Council, 1179, and died while visiting Henry II of England in Normandy, seeking favorable terms for King Roderic O’Connor of Connacht. Represented looking at a church surrounded with light. Canonized, 1226. Relics principally in the abbey of Our Lady of Eu. Feast, 14 November.

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  • “Saint Lawrence O’Toole”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 September 2013. Web. 18 July 2018. <>