St. Magnus of Orkney’s Feast Day

With only an hour left till midnight, this message is coming a little late.  But, it would be a shame to allow St. Magnus’s, my dear friend’s, feast day to pass by without remarking on it at all.  You can read my fictionalized account of his martyrdom in the Articles and Short Stories section.  His natalis was on April 16th circa 1115.  I celebrated his feast day by attending Mass and reciting Second Vespers in his honor–if I was less negligent, it would have been the entire cycle of hours.  It is always a good thing to celebrate the heroes of the Faith.

Here’s a link with a few pictures of the Cathedral dedicated to him in Kirkwall: http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/Orkney%20Pages/st-magnus-cathedral.html

And here’s one with a few pictures of the church dedicated to him on Egilsay, where he died: http://wildplacepictures.com/egilsay.htm

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