Flechner, Roy, “Dagán, Columbanus, and the Gregorian mission”, Peritia 19 (2005): 65–90.

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“Dagán, Columbanus, and the Gregorian mission”
Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland 19 (2005)
Peritia 19 (2005), Brepols.
Abstract (cited)
An attempt to sketch the biography of Dagán, the Irish bishop who met the Gregorian missionaries in Kent, and to establish whether the Irish church concerned itself with the mission. Several categories of sources are considered: contemporary epistles (by Gregory, Columbanus, Lawrence), annals, canon law (Hibernensis, Synodus Patricii) liturgical material (Stowe Missal, martyrologies), hagiography (saints’ Lives and genealogies), saga (Bórama), and Bede’s HE.
Subjects and topics
Irish abroad
History, society and culture
Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
(d. 604)
Benedictine monk who led the Gregorian mission to convert the Anglo-Saxons in Britain and became the first archbishop of Canterbury.
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(d. 735)
English monk at Monkwearmouth-Jarrow; author of the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum and works on various religious and theological subjects.
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(fl. c.550–d. 615)
Irish peregrinus, scholar, abbot and monastic founder known chiefly for his activities in the kingdoms of Merovingian Gaul and Lombard Italy. His foundations included Luxeuil and Bobbio.
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Dagán [Daganus]Dagán ... Daganus
(fl. first half of the 7th century)
Irish churchman mentioned by Bede in connection with the Easter controversy; may be identical with St Dagán of Inber Doile
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Dagán of Inber DoileDagán of Inber Doile
(d. c.640)
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Gregory the GreatGregory the Great
(d. 604)
Pope Gregory I;Saint Gregory the Great
prefect and later, bishop of Rome known for instigating the mission to convert the Anglo-Saxons in Britain to the Christian faith. He is the author of a number of theological works, including the Dialogues, the Pastoral Rule, a commentary on the Book of Job, and many sermons and letters.
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Laurence of CanterburyLaurence of Canterbury
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Mo Lua of ClonfertmulloeMo Lua of Clonfertmulloe
Lugaid moccu Óche
Patron saint of Clúain Fertae Mo Lua (Clonfertmulloe) and Druim Snechta (Drumsnat, Co. Monaghan).
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