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Brendan the Navigator

St. Brendan the Navigator

(or
Brandan or Brenainn)

Patron Saint of Sailors, Mariners, Navigators, Whales, Travelers, and Older Adventurers

Feast Day: May 16 


The symbolic imagery:

Brendan and his monks look to the setting sun (west) from a safe harbor where a friendly dog is running to greet them. The main image is surrounded by an ancient map with a "wind-faced" compass blowing toward "Terra Repromissionis" and a mermaid. A whale holds a scroll with "Navigato Brendani" written on it. Celtic knots and a bird complete the outer border. 
One of my primary inspirations for Brendan was my husband, Randal Peart,
who single-handedly crossed the Atlantic twice, in a 24-ft sailboat. (You can read about the travels here: Travels with Eos.)
That was over 35 years ago, and he still looks at every day as an adventure
(as soon as he finishes breakfast).
-pb

 (You might want to take a look at St. Brendan's Blog at Saints Preserved for Facts, Folklore, Freebies & More.) 

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