April 21: Saint Malrubius

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Saint Malrubis (d. 722) was born in Ireland, became a monk, and was about twenty-nine years old when he traveled to Scotland to bring the Gospel to the people there. He established a church in Applecross as his base of operations and preached up and down the Scottish coast for fifty-one years. He became widely known for his teaching and austere life, with many places in the area being named after this beloved and holy man.

Saint Malrubius, teach me your perseverance.

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