February 17 — Finan of Lindisfarne; Silvinus

Finan of Lindisfarne* (d. 661) is also on the Western calendar, either on today or on the ninth; it’s hard to tell. Dang calendar reforms. Finan was an Irish monk at Iona*, who waded (swam, boated, flew, or something) ashore and became the successor of Aidan (Aug 31) as bishop of Lindisfarne. (Which is also… Continue reading February 17 — Finan of Lindisfarne; Silvinus