Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9: Saint Benignus

Saint Benignus window at
St. Benin's Church in County Galway
Ireland. Photo by Andreas F. Borchert

History

Saint Benignus did not know about Jesus until he heard Saint Patrick of Ireland preach. Once he became a Christian, Benignus became Saint Patrick’s “psalm singer” – in other words, he led the singing and chanting when Saint Patrick celebrated Mass. Later, Benignus became the bishop of Ireland.


Activity

Today, you can be a psalm singer, too. Many of the hymns we sing at Mass are psalms set to music, such as Psalm 29. Pick your favorite and sing it out loud.  

Saint Benignus, pray for us!


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