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The Viking invasions destroyed the glory of Celtic monasticism.
For a culture so reputedly bloodthirsty and 'barbarian,' the Celts were surpringsly winsome.
A Tradition for Neo-Pagan Times
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Behind the fanciful legends of the fifth-century British missionary stands a man worthy of embellishment.
How Patrick may have convinced the Celts to turn from ritual killings to the one who died for all.
Celtic Christianity is not as theologically unique as many have supposed.
Irish monks and nuns are famous for their spiritual heroics.
Though named for a gentle bird, the ascetic Columba wielded enormous influence with chieftans and kings—even after he died.
Legendary Brigit brought joy and the burning presence of God.
The legendary exploits of four early Celtic leaders.
One of today's popular hymns began as a medieval Irish prayer.
What happened when Roman and Celtic Christianity squared off at the Synod of Whitby?
The most famous Celtic prayer shows why the Celts are known for exalting both creation and the Creator.
Much that is heralded as Celtic Christianity today is neither Celtic nor Christian.
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December 14, 872: Pope Adrian (or Hadrian) II dies. Adrian twice refused the papacy (in 855 and 858) before reluctantly accepting in 867. Weak and vacillating, he sought support from, of all people, the antipope Anastasius.

December 14, 1363: French ecclesiastical statesman and writer Jean Gerson is born. Eager to end the Great Schism of 1378-1414, he was influential in calling the Council of Pisa and the Council of Constance (which eventually ended the dual papacy). In defense of the Council of ...

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