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The Age of Bede Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5, The Voyage of Saint Brendan Summary

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Chapter 5, The Voyage of Saint Brendan Summary and Analysis

Chapters 1 - 11. Saint Brendan was born in Munster and led the life of an ascetic. He was widely known for working miracles and supervised nearly three thousand monks. The biography begins with a speech Brendan gave to Barinthus, a monk he initially brought bad news. Barinthus asked him to preach about God. Brendan was a traveler and told the brethren that there were places of hope in the world. At the community of Clonfert in Galway, Brendan selected fourteen monks and asked them to join him in spiritual warfare. They agreed. After a series of three day fasts over a forty day period, the community left and set out to find a Enda, a holy monk, the abbot of Ardemere to stay for three days.

After those three days, Brendan received Enda's blessing and they...

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