Saint Malachy

Life
?1094-1148 [Malachi; Malachy Malachy O’Morgair; Maelmaedhoig Ua Morgair]; became head of abbey of Bangor, co. Down; bishop of Connor, 1124; suffered destruction of his monastery by northern chief; est. monastery at Ibrach in Munster; archb. of Armagh, 1132-36; bishop of down, 1136; travelled to Clairvaux and there died; biography by St. Bernard; legendary for sanctity and learning; allegedly made prophecies relating the the sucessors of St. Peter and the destiny of Ireland. ODNB

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Works
Peter Bander, [ed.,] The Prophecies of St Malachy and St Columbkille (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 2005), 142pp.

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Criticism
Very Rev. H. J. Lawlor, St Bernard’s [...] Life of St. Malachy of Armagh (London: Macmillan 1920); Lawlor, Notes on St Bernard’s Life of St. Malachy (Proc. RIA Vol. XXXV [q.d.])

TRANSLATIONS OF CHRISTIAN LITERATURE - SERIES V: LIVES OF THE CELTIC SAINTS


ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX’S LIFE OF ST MALACHY OF ARMAGH

By H. J. LAWLOR, D.D., LITT.D.

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE

The Macmillan Company
London
New York
1920

 
Table of Contents
Principal authorities referred to vii
Names of Irish persons and places x
Introduction xii
Life of St. Malachy 1
Letters of St. Bernard 131
Sermons of St. Bernard on the passing of Malachy 141
Additional Notes

   A. St Bernard’s description of the state of the Irish Church

161

   B. The hereditary succession of the coarbs of St. Patrick

164

   C. Malachy’s contest with Niall

167
Appendix 171
Index 172
—Go to digital edition at Gutenberg Project [ online ] or use chapter links, as supra

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Notes
James Joyce
held a copy of The Prophecies of St Malachy Concerning the Sucessors of St Pater to the General Judgement, and the Destiny of Ireland (n.p.; n. dn.]), in his Library in Trieste. (See Richard Ellmann, The Consciousness of James Joyce, Faber, p.121 [Appendix].)

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