Feichin

Irish - A saint. Son of Caolcharna and Lasair. It is said that a host of angels hovered over him and that he performed many miracles. When his friend Aodan was imprisoned, he rescued him by killing his jailer and then restoring him to life so that he was persuaded to release Aodan. He also achieved the release of prisoners of Ailill mac Dunlaing, king of Leinster, by causing an earthquake which shook the shackles from the prisoners. Here too, the king was killed and restored to life by Feichin. He once carried a leper to the king's court at Tara to be cared for. It is said that this leper was Christ, who gave the saint his staff. Also called Feichin.

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