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Saint Oswald

Saint Oswald

 

Feast Day: February 29 – CNA

 

St. Oswald was a king of Northumbria from 634 until his death and is venerated as a saint.

Oswald spread the Christian faith throughout Northumbria. He had a cult following, and was generous with the poor.

There are many legends surrounding his reign.

 

From ewtn.com

Saint Aidan’s (the Columban monk-bishop from Iona) mission to Northumbria was started at the request of King Oswald, who had been educated by the Celtic monk, and who then resided on the mainland at the royal fortress of Bamborough. Holy Isle became the center of great missionary activity and also the episcopal seat of sixteen successive bishops. The influence of these spiritual leaders was considerable, owing in great measure to the patronage afforded by kings such as St. Oswald.

 

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