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St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross

Saints Fanchea and Enda (B)
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St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan,
Rep of Ireland.
Saints Fanchea and Enda


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The left light depicts St. Fachnea, also known as Fanchea, who was the sister of St. Enda. St. Fanchea founded a convent in Fermanagh. She is depicted wearing a purple mantel with white flowers and a blue and gray cloak. The lower panel shows Saint Fanchea with two nuns confronting her brother, Enda, the warrior king.
The right light depicts Saint Enda wearing a robe of many shades of green, embroidered with gold braid and purple motifs. Enda was King of Oriel and he spent his youth as a warrior but was converted when he visited his sister, Saint Fanchea, at her convent. The lower panel depicts Saint Enda kneeling in front of an angel. The silver-winged angel is attired in golden robes.  

 Photos Michael Cullen 2009 - Text Lucy Costigan 2009