Posted by: anna | August 24, 2010

St Lelia

Today (11 August) we commemorate St. Lelia of Limerick and Kerry. Canon O’Hanlon mentions that she may have been the sister of St Munchin, patron of the diocese of Limerick – or possibly the sister of St Rush instead. Is her existence only inferred from placenames such as Killeely? In any case it seems that she is remembered locally, and there is still at least one church bearing her name.

Under the Oak
St Lelia’s Church in St Munchin’s (Munchin was the brother of Lelia)

Holy St Lelia, pray to God for us.

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