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Loman

(d. c. 450)


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(d. c.450)

was traditionally a nephew of Patrick who became bishop of Trim (Co. Meath), where he was succeeded by Fortchern, who with his family had been baptized by Patrick. But it has also been claimed that Loman did not live in the time of Patrick, but is rather a 7th-century bishop of Trim of the same name. Feast: 11 October.

B.L.S., x. 68–9: the story occurs in the Tripartite Life of Patrick; see also P. Grosjean, ‘S. Patrice d'Irlande et quelques homonymes’, J.E.H., i (1950), 151–71.

Subjects: Christianity.


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