St. Brendan appears as a young boy in our church's windows of St. Ita, who was one of his most influential teachers. He was friends with two other Holy Cross Window Saints, St. Bridget and St. Columba. His efforts to spread the gospel were not limited to monastic settlements nearby, but extended to foundations planted during his missionary expeditions.
According to one Irish legend, he celebrated mass on a remote island which, unbeknownst to him, was the back of a large sea creature.
May our admiration of his courage inspire us to be unashamed of our Christian discipleship.