Monday, December 18, 2017
Flannan of Killaloe
Son of an Irish chieftain named Turdough. Intellectual and spiritual student of the monk Saint Molua. Despite family opposition, he became a monk. Missionary monk throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the Hebrides.
The first bishop of Killaloe, Ireland, consecrated by Pope John IV in Rome. Recited the entire Psalter daily. His preaching was so persuasive that his own father gave up power to become a monk.
Flannan of Killaloe - 18 December - Monastic, Missionary, and Bishop
O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: Deliver us, we pray thee, from an inordinate love of this world, that, inspired by the devotion of thy servant 1., we may serve thee with singleness of heart, and attain to the riches of the age to come; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lesson - Song of Solomon 8:6-7
The Holy Gospel - St. Luke 12:33-37