Posted by: anna | August 7, 2010

St. Nissen, abbot of Mountgarret

Today (25 July) we commemorate St. Nessan, abbot of Mungret in Ireland. (yorkthodox says Murgret. There are quite a few typos there…) Also known as Nissen of Montgarth (Mountgarret), County Wexford. All these different spellings (even apart from the modern typos)! They do make searching difficult. I hope including them all here will provide something of a cross-reference.

All we know about Nissen is that he was baptised by St Patrick and became abbot of the monastery of Mountgarret.

– A bit about the monastery’s history from Limerick Diocese, with photos

Troparion of St Nessan Tone 2 (from celt-saints)

O thou who didst converse with St Patrick/ and follow in the monastic way:/ as thou didst guide monks to Christ our God,/ pray that our souls may be saved.

Holy St Nissen, prayto God for us.

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