Saint Brendan Feast Day
Originally shared by Dirk Puehl
#onthisday is the feast day of St Brendan the Navigator, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland and patron saint of mariners, elderly adventurers and whales.
A whale of a tale, with masses celebrated on the backs of giant marine creatures, maritime hell visions and, who knows, maybe even another pre-Columbian discovery of America made “St Brendan’s Voyage” a bestseller of the Middle Ages and the Age of Exploration. But read for yourselves on:
Depicted below is Edward Reginald Frampton’s (1870 – 1923) somewhat symbolistic imagination of St Brendan’s Voyage.
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