Saints of the Day – Nennius, Abbot

the Twelve Apostles of Ireland receiving the blessing of Saint FinianArticle

(also known as Nennidhius) 6th century. All that is known of him is that he was Irish, became a disciple of Saint Finnian of Clonard at Clonard in Meath, and is one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. It is said that from his youth, Nennius was a Christian who was single-hearted for God, and received his first training under Bishop Saint Fiace of Leinster. Legend continues that he left Clonard to become a hermit on the isle of Inismuighesamb on lake Erne, Ulster, where many sought his spiritual direction and he founded a monastery (Benedictines, Delaney, Husenbeth).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 2 December 2021. <>