August 31 – Aidan of Lindisfarne

Aidan of Lindisfarne* (d. 651) was born in Ireland, and learned monking on Iona*. It was to Iona that King (St.) Oswald of Northumbria (Aug 5) wrote when he wanted a missionary. He was mailed a harsh, bitter guy named Cormán, whom he sent back (in the original packaging) for being too harsh and bitter.… Continue reading August 31 – Aidan of Lindisfarne