ST. FINTAN, SURNAMED MUNNU, ABBOT IN IRELAND
BEINO descended of the noble family of Nial, he
forsook the world in hid youth, and was desirous to consecrate
himself to God in the great monastery of Hij, under the discipline of
St. Columba; but God, for greater designs, prevented the execution of
that project, and Fintan, after St. Columba’s death, sailed
back to Ireland, and founded a great monastery, called from him
Teach-Munnu, in the south part of Leinster, in the land of Kinselach.
He was famous for his virtues, miracles, and disciples. The annals of
Tigernach place his death in 634, on the 31st of October. He is
commemorated in the old Scottish Breviary, under the name of St.
Mundus, abbot. See Usher, Ant. c. 17, p. 485; St. Adamnan, in vit S.
Columb; Colgan, in his Acts of the Saints of Ireland; and Britannia