Vita sanctae Moninnae/Monennae ‘The life of St Monenna’

  • Latin
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
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  • Latin
10/11th century
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Cf. Vita Darercae; cf. Anglo-Norman Life of St Modwenna


Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography


Moninne [version by Conchubranus]
Moninne ... version by Conchubranus
(supp. fl. 6th/7th century?)
Female Irish saint whose hagiographer, Conchubranus, seems to have based her identity on that of Mo Ninne of Killevy, but transformed it to encompass a career in England, Scotland and Rome. Material relating to other saints may have played a part in this transformation.

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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Ulster Society of Mediaeval Latin Studies [eds.], “The life of Saint Monenna by Conchubranus [part 1]”, Seanchas Ardmhacha 9:1 (1978–1979): 250–273.
[ed.] Ulster Society of Mediaeval Latin Studies [eds.], “The life of Saint Monenna by Conchubranus [part 2]”, Seanchas Ardmhacha 10:1–2 (1980–1982): 117–141, 426–454.
[ed.] Esposito, Mario [ed.], “Conchubrani Vita Sanctae Monennae”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 28 C (1910): 202–238.
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Esposito, Mario, “The sources of Conchubranus' Life of St Monenna”, English Historical Review 35 (1920): 71–78.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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