St Finnian

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(6th cent.).

Irish annals distinguish Finnian of Clonard (d. 549) and Finnian of Moville (d. 579). One of them is probably the Vennianus who wrote to St Gildas about monastic discipline and composed the Poenitentiale Vinniani used by St Columbanus. Feast day of Finnian of Clonard, 12 Dec.; Finnian of Molville, 10 Sept.

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