St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Patron of Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Bishop Michael! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.  Image: statue of St. Aidan on Lindisfarne, Holy Island.] In the seventh century, St. Aidan…

St. Aethelwold – 1 August

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Aethelwold, Patron of Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Stephen!  And congratulations on being named the Director of Faith Formation at St. Paul’s Cathedral! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.] St. Aethelwold was born…