Tag Archives: hagiography

Bernard Mizeki

On the 18th of June, in 1896, a missionary was killed by the people-group to whom he was ministering.  This is, in itself, not an unusual story, no matter what century you begin with.  What makes Bernard Mizeki’s story particularly … Continue reading

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St. Columba (Colmcille)

Saint Columba is known as the Apostle to the Picts, because he was the first major and successful missionary who brought the Gospel to those people.  The Picts were a celtic people-group who lived in modern-day Scotland.  They were known … Continue reading

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Justin Martyr

Saint Justin Martyr lived in the 100’s, in a generation of Christians remembered as the Apologists. Apologetics is the discipline of defending and arguing for something.  Christian apologetics deals with explaining the faith to non-believers, defending its historical and intellectual … Continue reading

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Augustine of Canterbury

Saint Augustine of Canterbury was a missionary sent from Rome to England in the year 595.  Great Britain and Ireland had heard the Gospel in the first century, and even had representatives at some of the Ecumenical Councils from the … Continue reading

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Saint Brendan the Navigator

Saint Brendan the Navigator, commemorated on the 16th of May, was an Irish priest and monk who lived in the late 400’s and early 500’s.  He was well educated by the early monastic missionaries on the island, and traveled across … Continue reading

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St. Julian of Norwich

Saint Julian of Norwich was an ordinary medieval women of some social status and means.  She was born in England around 1342, and had a severe illness at thirty in which she received last rites and had a series of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Michael Ramsey

Arthur Michael Ramsey was born in Cambridge in 1904, entered ministry in the Church of England in the 1920’s, and went on to be the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1961-1974. His memory is perhaps emphasized rather differently by different … Continue reading

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