St Adamnan

Mother of Jesus Christ - pre-eminent among all the saints.
Numerous feasts: Annunciation (March 25), Assumption (Aug 15) and navity (Sept 8). In Manx the Assumption was 'Laa'l Moirrey toshee' - Mary's chief feast day.
Marian devotion was strong in 12th Century England where Mary was seen as intercessor.
In Mann Mary was especially connected with the Cistercian devotion to her as seen in the dedication of Rushen Abbey and also in the present arms of the bishopric.

Patron saint of Ballaugh, Rushen Abbey and Castletown Churches

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The stained glass is taken from one of the windows in St Johns.

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© F.Coakley , 1999