June 3, 618

This day marks the feast day of St. Kevin, who died on June 3, 618. Officially known in Irish as Saint Comegen, ‘gentle one’, of Glendalough, his name was anglicized to Saint Kevin. He was mentored by St. Petroc and established a church, which would later become a monastery and pilgrimage destination, at Glendalough in Co. Wicklow. Legend says that he lived until the age of 120.

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