Friday, July 15, 2016

Holy Confessor, Saint Donald of Ogilvy, Scotland

St. Donald (also Donivald, Donevald, Domhnall, Donwald) lived in Olgilvy in Forfarshire, Scotland during the 8th century AD. He and his wife had nine daughters. Upon the death of his wife, he and his nine daughters began to live a monastic lifestyle at home under his direction, cultivating the land by hand, and eating barely bread and water once a day. 


After St. Donald's repose, his daughters all entered a monastery in Abernethy, founded by Ss. Darlugdach and Brigid, where they became known as the Nine Maidens, or the Nine Holy Virgins. St. Donald reposed circa 716. His feast day is July 15.[1]

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