St. Aedan - 550AD to
St. Aedan is the patron saint of Ferns, Ireland. He
was the son of a tribal chief and was taken hostage
as a boy by the High King of Ireland. He was allowed
to study under St.
David at Saint Finnian School in Wales. He returned
to his homeland of Ireland in 580.
St. Aedan - First Bishop of Ferns
St. Aedan was named the first bishop of the Diocese
of Ferns and the head of the Leinster bishops. He received
the title of Chief Bishop. St. Aedan, also known as
Mogue by the congregation, established thirty churches
and many monasteries. One of these monasteries was located
at his birthplace of the Island of Inis Breachmhaigh.
He died on January 31, 632 and his relics are still
kept in Dublin.
St. Aedan's Name Lives On
The name of St. Aedan lives on today. His name is a
very popular modern Irish name, especially in the area
of Ireland where he lived. His name has many modern
day derivatives and many newborns around the world carry
The St. Aedan medal is a very popular gift for babies
named with one of the derivatives of St. Aedan. Giving
a St. Aedan pendant as a Baptism
gift or Confirmation
gift is perfect for a baby or young man named in
his honor. The name Aedan is also used as a last name
for both men and women, so a St. Aedan necklace is a
wonderful gift for someone with that last name.
Various forms of St. Aedan's Name
The following are many of the forms of St. Aedan's name.
If you know anyone with any of these names, a St. Aedan
medal would be an ideal gift for them.
St. Aiden medal is available
in 14k gold, gold filled and sterling silver.
Sterling silver and GF St
come with a chain. They are
available in three sizes. Click on image.