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St. Tigris

Irish saint, sister of St. Patrick. Much obscurity attaches to her life, and she has been frequently confounded with St. Darerca, another of the five sisters, who are treated of at length by Colgan. St. Tigris was the mother of five sons, all of whom became bishops: Sts. Loman of Trim; Munis of Forgney; Broccaid of Emlagh; Broccen of Breaghwy; and Mugenoc of All Duimi Gluin. Jocelyn credits the saint with seventeen sons and five daughters, but Tirechan and the "Tripartite Life" are preferable authorities. Her husband's name was Gollit. The time and place of her death are uncertain.

Sources

STOKES, Tripartite Life of St. Patrick (London, 1887); HEALY, Life and Writings of St. Patrick (Dublin, 1905).

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APA citation. Grattan-Flood, W. (1912). St. Tigris. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14724a.htm

MLA citation. Grattan-Flood, William. "St. Tigris." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14724a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Robert B. Olson. Offered to Almighty God for Ann M. Bourgeois.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. July 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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