Saint Nennius

the Twelve Apostles of Ireland receiving the blessing of Saint FinianAlso known as

  • Nennidhius
  • Ninnidh
  • Ninnaid

Memorial

Profile

Born to the Irish nobility, Ninnian was early drawn to religious life. Spiritual student of Saint Fiechus of Leinster and of Saint Finnian of Clonard. Hermit on Inis-muighe-samb in Lake Erne. His reputation for learning and personal piety attracted many spiritual students to the island.

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Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nennius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 21 February 2019. <>