Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 19: Saint Fillan

St. Fillan


Fillan was a young monk who left Ireland to move to Scotland. He traveled all around the country, teaching people about Jesus so that they would become Christians. People said that he could pray for miracles to happen, and God would grant his prayers. Once, when he was driving a cart full of building supplies for a church, a wolf attacked his ox and killed it. Fillan prayed, and the wolf took the ox’s place and pulled the cart to the building site.


Entrance to St. Fillan's Cave
Saint Fillan lived in a town called Pittenweem in Fife, Scotland from time to time. In fact, the cave where he lived has been found and preserved, and the local church made a little chapel inside of it. Watch this (amateur) video of St. Fillan’s Cave to see it.  

Saint Fillan, pray for us!

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