This 3 1/2″ tall pewter figurine is remarkably detailed! From the features on the saint’s face, and the folds of the garments to the accessories that tradition commonly associates with this saint. Last but not least the saint’s name is inscribed on the base of this sturdy little statue.
About St. Brendan . . . Little is known about St. Brendan, but he is thought to have been born in Tralee, Ireland. He was educated by St. Ita, ordained by Bishop Erc, and became a monk who founded a large monastery at Clonfert. Many fantastic details have been added to this brief knowledge usually based on the fictional “Navagation” in which he is described as searching for the Isles of the Blessed, touching the Canaries, and even discovering America. It is possible that he actually made visits to Scotland and Wales.