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Finan of Lindisfarne

(651—661)


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Bishop and abbot 651–61.

Irish and from Iona, this successor of Aidan resembled him in character and policy. Zealous, learned, and prudent, he worked in close cooperation with Oswiu, king of Northumbria (d. 670). He built the wooden church at Lindisfarne; he defended Iona customs against the Irish cleric Ronan, yet agreed to Wilfrid going from Lindisfarne to Rome. He sent Northumbrian and Irish missionaries to Mercia and Essex, when an opening had been made through the baptism of their kings and through Northumbrian predominance. Feast: 17 February.

Bede, H.E., iii. 21–2, 25;P. Grosjean, ‘La date du Colloque de Whitby’, Anal. Boll., lxxviii (1960), 233–55.

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