Aug 31....St. Aidan---seventh century Irish monk. Laid the groundworks for missionaries after him in at the time an uncivilized northern England with his humility and spirit of prayer.  We can learn from St. Aidan’s life that the witness of a joyful, kind person truly touches others. When we need help seeing the good in people, we can pray to St. Aidan.

A monk from Iona, St Aidan, left the island with a group of companions in 635 and travelled to Northumbria to preach the Gospel to the…

Copper wall clock, by Karlsson, St Aidan's Homeware Store

Copper wall clock, by Karlsson, St Aidan's Homeware Store. I love this copper chair.

Prince William Prince William tries his football skills during a visit to St Aidans Primary School on May 9, 2008 in Blackburn, England.

Prince William in Prince William Visits St Aidan's Primary School

Prince William Men's Suit - Prince William wore a gray double-breasted suit while playing soccer at an elementary school.

St Aidan's Homeware Store

St Aidan's Homeware Store - Part 3

31 August - Feast Day -  St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Aidan of Lindisfarne, born in Ireland, may have studied under St. Senan before becoming a monk at Iona. At the request of King Oswald of Northumbria, Aidan went to Lindisfarne as bishop and was known throughout the kingdom for his knowledge of the Bible, his learning, his eloquent preaching, his holiness, his distaste for pomp, his kindness to the poor, and the miracles attributed to him. He founded a monastery at Lindisfarne..

Aidan of Lindisfarne, born in Ireland, may have studied under St. Senan before becoming a monk at Iona. At the request of King Oswald of Northumbria, Aidan went to Lindisfarne as bishop and was known .

St. Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne - © Nash Ford Publishing

Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne - © Nash Ford Publishing

St. Hilda icon with her Abbess staff in her right hand and her Abbey in her left hand

Celts to the Creche: St. Hilda of Whitby

Hilda of Whitby was a founding abbess of the monastery at Whitby. An important figure in the conversion of Anglo-Saxon England to Christianity, she was abbess at several monasteries and recognized for the wisdom that drew kings to her for advice.

St Aidans Churchyard by Simon Marsden

Aidan's churchyard, Thockrington, Northumberland (b/w photo) by Marsden, Simon The Marsden Archive, UK;

St Aidan’s Junior students shone at SLQ Fun Palace. The girls shared their knowledge and interest in creating ‘banana pianos’ with Makey Makey kits and circuits with Squishy Dough. Plenty of children and adults experienced using a Makey Makey kit to replace the computer keyboard to play a virtual piano and to play ‘bongo drums’ …

St Aidan’s Junior students shone at SLQ Fun Palace. The girls shared their knowledge and interest in creating ‘banana pianos’ with Makey Makey kits and circuits with Squishy Dough. Plenty of children and adults experienced using a Makey Makey kit to replace the computer keyboard to play a virtual piano and to play ‘bongo drums’ …

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