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Irish monastic founder, the brother of Sts.
Foillan and Ulan, praised by St. Bede. Fursey was born on the island of Inisguia en Lough Carri,
Ireland, as a noble. He founded Rathmat Abbey, now probably Killursa. In 630 Fursey and his friends
went to East Anglia, England, where he founded a monastery near Ugremouth on land donated by King
Sigebert. In his later years, Fursey went to France to build a monastery at Lagny, near Paris,
France. He was buried in Picardy. St. Bede and others wrote about Fursey’s intense
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