Posted by: anna | August 4, 2011

St Dabius – Movean

Today (22 July) in the calendar of early saints in these islands we commemorate St Dabius, or Movean, a preacher, disciple of St Patrick, abbot in Ireland and hermit in Scotland. Brigid at Under the Oak posts a very useful article that explains how their names are related, and it turns out to be a typical Gaelic confusion, or rather a Latin and intercultural confusion about forms of names in Gaelic, whether Scots or Irish. orthodoxengland lists both separately. celt-saints lists them separately but acknowledges that they may be the same person.
Holy Father Biu, pray to God for us.
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