One of the most famous Irish saints and fathers of Irish monasticism, Finnian established several monasteries and schools in Ireland, especially Clonard. The Clonard monastery educated several saints, including Columba of Iona, Nathy, Ciaran, and more. Finnian had a strong desire to learn, and travelled to both Britain and France while never ceasing his Biblical studies.
b. 470 at Myshall, County Carlow, Ireland d. 12/12/549 at Clonard, Meath, Ireland of the plague
Patronage: Teaching, Sharing
Feast Day: December 12