February 24, 2024

True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

Russian True Orthodox Church (RTOC)

Saint Enda Abbot of Aran, March 21

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St. Enda of Ireland

Abbot of Aran

Born Meath, Ireland

Fell asleep in the Lord c.530

Saint Enda of Aran (Éanna, Éinne or Endeus) is an Irish saint. His feast day is 21 March. Enda was a warrior-king of Oriel in Ulster, converted by his sister, Saint Fanchea, an abbess. About 484 he established the first Irish monastery at Killeaney on Aran Mor. St. Enda is described as the “patriarch of Irish monasticism”. Most of the great Irish saints had some connection with Aran

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