Oil Dedicated to St Brendan (Patron for Boatmen)
St Brendan (Patron for Boatmen) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Brendan, also known as Brendan the Navigator, a Christian saint and Irish monk who is venerated as the patron saint of boatmen and sailors. He believed to have lived in the 6th century AD.
According to legend, Brendan was born in Ireland and became a monk at a young age. He known for his piety and his love of adventure. He perhaps best known for his legendary voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, which described in the “Voyage of Saint Brendan”, a medieval text that recounts his travels.
In the story, Brendan and his companions set out in a boat made of leather and pitch, and embark on a journey to find the “Promised Land of the Saints”, a mythical island that said to filled with wonders and treasures. They encounter many dangers and obstacles on their journey, including sea monsters, giant birds, and a sea that boiled like a cauldron.
Despite the challenges they faced, Brendan and his companions persisted in their quest, and eventually reached the Promised Land of the Saints. The story of their voyage became widely known in medieval Europe, and inspired many other explorers and adventurers.
In addition to his association with seafaring and exploration. Saint Brendan also venerated as a model of Christian piety and devotion. He remembered for his love of nature and his commitment to serving God through acts of charity and kindness.
Today, Saint Brendan revered as the patron saint of boatmen and sailors. And often invoked for protection and guidance on the sea. His feast day celebrated on May 16th in the Western Church, and on May 22nd in the Eastern Church.