Aidan of Lindisfarne, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Aidan of Lindisfarne

Bishop of Lindisfarne; Saint

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Connacht, Ireland

Date of Death: 31-Aug-0651

Profession: missionary, Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Aidan of Lindisfarne

  • Aidan of Lindisfarne Irish: Naomh Aodhán (died 31 August 651) was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria.
  • He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, known as Lindisfarne Priory, served as its first bishop, and travelled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading the gospel to both the Anglo-Saxon nobility and the socially disenfranchised (including children and slaves). He is known as the Apostle of Northumbria and is recognised as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion and others.

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