St. Malachy

Saint Malachy (1095-1148 A.D.) was the first canonized Irish saint. As the Bishop of Connor, he instituted celibacy regulations, as well as other disciplines, on the Irish clergy. Furthermore, Saint Malachy replaced the “Stowe” missal with the Roman liturgy in order to bring greater uniformity in the truly universal manner of the Catholic faith. He is remembered for performing numerous miracles through laying his hands on the afflicted. He also had the gift of prophecy and recorded his prophetic vision of the future line of Roman pontiffs. St. Malachy's feast day is November 3rd.