A Calendar of Scottish Saints

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A Calendar of Scottish Saints by Michael Barrett

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The title of Scottish, applied to the holy ones whose names occurin these short notices, must be understood to refer not so much totheir nationality as to the field in which, they laboured or thelocalities where traces of their cultus are to be found. TheCalendar here submitted does not pretend to be exhaustive; the saintstherein noted are those who appear prominently in such records asremain to us and in the place-names which still recall theirpersonalities.

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s of his cultus which remain in various districts of the country. Thus the parish of Kinglassie, near Kirkcaldy, seems to have been named after him, and in the neighbourhood is a spring of fine water known as St. Glass's Well. There is another well named after him at Dundrennan (Kirkcudbrightshire). Kilmaglas, now known as Stachur, in Argyleshire, indicates another dedication to this saint. His feast is noted in the Breviary of Aberdeen on this day. {15}

31--St. Adamnan of Coldingham, A.D. (about) 686.

In the monastery of Coldingham, over which St. Ebba presided, was a monk of great sanctity and austerity named Adamnan. It is not certain whether he was a native of Scotland or not. In his youth Adamnan had led a life of great licentiousness, and being converted by the grace of God from his evil ways was moved with a desire to do penance for his sins. Accordingly he sought the counsel of a certain Irish priest, to whom he made a general confession and confided his desire of entering upon

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