St. Killian of Bavaria (+689)
Commemorated July 8
During the 7th century St. Kilian, an Irish monk from Mullagh, sailed with eleven companions up the River Main in Germany to Würzburg. There he founded a monastery, undertook missionary work in Thuringia, and became the local bishop. He was martyred in 689 by King Gozbert after criticizing the monarch for marrying his brother’s widow. He thus followed in the footsteps of St. John the Baptist, who was imprisoned and martyred for levelling the same criticism at King Herod.
More information about this saint can be found here.
A beautifully crafted icon.
My wife and I have been hunting all over for an icon of St. Kilian for our one year old son for months now. After hitting dead ends everywhere, we were told to try to reach out to Uncut to see if they could help us. I emailed them asking if they could help, they requested some information because they weren't familiar with him at the time (many Celtic saints are fairly unknown), and within a few days I got an email back saying they now have an icon for him in the store.
When it came in, it was exactly as advertised and is perfect. It will be with him by his side for the rest of his life. We are so thankful for Uncut being able to do this for us.