St. Kevin of Glendalough
The feast of St. Kevin is celebrated on June 3. On this
day, many Catholics war a St. Kevin medal in honor of
this Irish saint. St. Kevin is known as Coemgen in Ireland,
the land of his birth. St. Kevin was born in Leinster,
Ireland and lived to the age of one hundred and twenty.
St. Kevin established a monastery in Glendalough which
still stands today. It is the site of many Catholic
pilgrimages. Many miracles are associated with St. Kevin.
St. Kevin Today
Kevin is a very popular name for boys today but in the
fifth century in Ireland, St. Kevin was the first person
to ever be baptized with the name, Kevin. An angel of
God told his parents to give him the name Kevin which
means, "He of Blessed Birth".
A St. Kevin medal or a St. Kevin pendant is often given
to baby boys named Kevin as a Baptism gift. It is also
traditional to give a St. Kevinmedallion to a young
man taking the name of St. Kevin for Confirmation.
Prayer to St. Kevin
We celebrate your saintly and holy life.
Help us to grow in our awareness of God's gifts to us.
You lived a life filled with a wonderful reverence
and awe of the beauties of nature.
You held in high esteem the value of life in all forms.
Create in us an appreciation for the presence of God
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.
St. Kevin Prayer
St. Kevin of Glendalough,
with eyes anointed by the Holy Spirit,
you saw the Blessed Trinity
alive in all creation.
Help me, dear brother,
to heed the Spirit's voice
in wind and wave and storm,
to feel Christ near
in mountain, lake, and glen,
to see the image of the Father
engraved on every heart.
In the name of
the Three in One,
the One in Three,
the High King of all Creation,
|St. Kevin Pendants
in 14k gold, sterling silver and gold filled.
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|St. Kevin Necklace
. Have the
jewelry store engrave the recipient's name on
the back of the pendant along with a short message
or date if appropriate.
Large Gold St. Kevin Medallions
are available in 14k gold, gold filled and sterling
silver. All sterling silver items come with a
18 inch or 24 inch chain.
|St. Kevin Charm
is the perfect
size for a charm bracelet or a necklace for a
child. All gold filled and sterling silver pendants
come with a chain.
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