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Saint Guthlac of Croyland. Born to the Mercian noblity, he served a soldier and used his freedom and skill in arms to amass a fortune in looted treasure. In 697, however, he had a conversion, gave up the violent and worldly life, and lived in a swamp that was thought at the time to be the home of monsters and demons.

Saint Guthlac of Croyland

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St Guthlac once came across a madman named Ecgga. He wrapped his belt around Ecgga and squeezed until a demon flew out of his mouth. The grateful Ecgga never took off the belt and his madness never returned.

Icon of Saint Oswald painted by Marchela Dimitrova

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Roundel of Guthlac whipping the beastly demons who have invaded his house.

Roundel of Guthlac whipping the beastly demons who have invaded his house.

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Icon by Isaac Fanous, St Peter and St Pauls Coptic Orthodox Church

Icon by Isaac Fanous, St Peter and St Pauls Coptic Orthodox Church Más

Saint Cóemgen (modern Irish: Caoimhín), popularly anglicized to Kevin (d. c.618) is an Irish saint who was known as the founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Saint Cóemgen (modern Irish: Caoimhín), popularly anglicized to Kevin (d. is an Irish saint who was known as the founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland.

St Brendan, who sailed the Atlantic berthing his ship on a whale!

St Brendan, who sailed the Atlantic berthing his ship on a whale!

Utrecht Psalter, fol. 1v, psalm 1: Beatus vir One of my favorite medieval manuscripts, the Utrecht Psalter, is now online!

psalm Beatus vir One of my favorite medieval manuscripts, the Utrecht Psalter, is now online!

St. Hilarion the Monk and Wonderworker of Thessalonica, Georgian: On the way to Jerusalem,  Hilarion was attacked by thieves. They sought to kill the saint,  their hands suddenly withered. When the terrified thieves realized that God had punished them for raising their hands to kill the saint, they fell to their knees before St. Hilarion and begged his forgiveness.... He gave up his entire inheritance & helped the poor, built convents and monasteries.... He was well known for his virtuous…

Venerable Hilarion the Monk and Wonderworker of Thessalonica, Georgian - Orthodox Church in America

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