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Saint Fursey Ascetic

Reposed 650 Remembered January 16

Saint Fursey was an Irish monk who had various visions of heaven and hell. He spent some years evangelising in Ireland. He then went, with his two brothers St Foillan and St Ultan to evangelise East Anglia in the 630’s. This makes him the first recorded Anglo-Saxon missionary, even before St Aidan. He heard the angels singing the ‘Holy, holy, holy’ in heaven. His relics are to be found in Amiens cathedral.

Burgh Castle

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