St Brendan the Navigator
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St. Brendan, also known as Brendan the Voyager or Navigator, was born about 484 AD to an Irish family near the present city of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. At a very young age he began his education in the priesthood and studied under St. Ita
"the Brigid of Munster
". Later he completed his studies under St. Erc, who ordained him in 512 AD.
During the next twenty years of his life, St. Brendan sailed all around the Islands surrounding Erie (Ireland), spreading the word of God and founding monastery after monastery. The most notable of these is Clonfert in Galway, which he founded around 557 AD. St. Brendan died around 578 AD and his feast day is marked on May 16th.
The event that St. Brendan is most celebrated for, however, is his voyage to the
"Land of Promise
". Sometime in his early jour