|Finian the Leper|
|Born||Bregia, Leinster, Ireland|
|Honored in||Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Saint Finian was a disciple of St. Columba. He was a strict Irish abbot, whose monks followed a vegetarian diet. For a period of time, he stayed in Clonmore, later becoming the abbot of Swords Abbey near Dublin. He may have returned to Clonmore in his later years, and was called Lobhar, "The Leper". Following the custom, he acquired the name when he contracted leprosy from a young boy, who he had cured of the disease. A conflicting source, however, says that he only cured the boy and did not contract leprosy himself. His feast day is on March 16.
- Alban, Butler (1821). The lives of the fathers, martyrs, and other principal saints. London: John Murphy. p. 165.
- Bunson, Matthew, Margaret, and Stephen (2003). Our Sunday Visitor's: Encyclopedia of Saints (Revised). Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor. p. 324. ISBN 1-931709-75-0.
- "St. Finian Lobhar - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online". www.catholic.org. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
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