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Fillan, son of Feriach and St. Kentigerna, was
also known as Foelan. He became a monk in his youth and accompanied his mother from Ireland to
Scotland where he lived as a hermit near St. Andrew's monastery for many years, and then was elected
abbot. He later resigned and resumed his eremitical life at Glendochart, Pertchire, where he built a
church and was reknowned for his miracles. Various legends attribute the most extravagant miracles
to him, such as the one in which his prayers caused a wolf that had killed the ox he was using to
drag materials to the church he was building, to take the ox's place. Fillan died on January 19. His
feast day is January 19.
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