St. Sinell of Cleenish

12 November

6th century. The only listing for Sinell is in Montague, which leads me to believe there must be a variant spelling of his name, perhaps on another feast day. His omission in other lists would be odd because he is considered one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland, i.e., one of those outstanding students of Saint Finian of Clonard (f.d. December 12) who evangelized Ireland. Sinell established and governed a strict monastery on Cleenish Island in Lake Erne, County Fermanagh, where Saint Columbanus of Luxeuil (f.d. November 23) was trained (Montague).

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