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Other Names:
Saint Brendan the Navigator, Saint Brendon, Saint Borodon, Brendain McFinlugh, Brendan the Voyager, Saint Brendan of Clonfert, Naomh Breandan, Breanainn of Clonfert
Date of Birth:
c. 484
Date of Death:
c. 577
Feast Day:
May 16

Probably one of his most significant contributions to the Church, Saint Brendan spent years of his life building monastic cells at the foot of Mount Brandon and Ardfert.
His journey in the name of the Quest for Paradise is his most famous act. This was his 7-year journey aboard a boat to evangelize the islands of Great Britain and find Paradise.
Saint Brendan is also the dear brother of Saint Briga.

from Wikipedia

Saint Brendan of Clonfert or Bréanainn of Clonfert (c. 484 – c. 577) (Irish: Naomh Breandán; Icelandic: Brandanus) called "the Navigator", "the Voyager", or "the Bold" is one of the early Irish monastic saints. He is chiefly renowned for his legendary quest to the "Isle of the Blessed," also called St. Brendan's Island. The Voyage of St. Brendan could be called an immram (Irish navigational story). He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.[2]

Saint Brendan's feast day is celebrated on May 16 by Catholics, Anglicans, and Eastern Orthodox Christians.[3]