Saints of the Celtic Church

Author: Martin Wallace

ISBN-10: 1 84758 075 0

ISBN-13: 978 1 84758 075 7

132 x 185mm / 76 pp / Hardback

£ 6.99


Saints of the Celtic Church

With the collapse of the Roman Empire, it was the Celtic Church which kept the flames of Christianity burning. This gift book tells the story of those missionaries who, throughout the sixth and seventh centuries, travelled throughout Europe in their battle against paganisim.

Most of the saints in this book belong to that golden age of the Celtic Church. Their stories can only be a mixture of fact and legend. Fact is certainly discernible in the stone remains of their buildings, less often in the fanciful biographies written centuries after their deaths. But who knows where truth ends and myth begins?

The stories of Patrick of Ireland and Brendan the Navigator may be the best known, but those of Columba of Iona, David of Wales and Aidan of Lindisfarne are, amongst others, equally fascinating. Each has been beautifully illustrated by Ann MacDuff.

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