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Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''Donald of Ogilvy''', Confessor in Scotland (d. c.716) (also ''Donivald, Domhnall'') was a widower who lived a monastic life with his nine daughters.  His feast day is July 15.
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[[Image:St_Donald_of_Ogilvy.jpg|right|thumb|St Donald, Confessor of Ogilvy.  Written by Nicholas Papas.]]
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Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''Donald of Ogilvy''', [[Confessor]] of Scotland (d. circa 716) (also ''Donivald, Donevald, Domhnall, Donwald'') was a widower who lived a [[monasticism|monastic]] life with his nine daughters.  His [[feast day]] is [[July 15]].
  
St. Donald lived in in Olgivy, in Forfarshire, Scotland in the early part of the 8th Century.  Upon the death of his wife, he and his nine daughters began to live a monastic lifestyle at home under his direction.  They became known as the Nine Maidens, or the Holy Nine Virgins, and after his repose entered a [[monastery]] in Abernethy, founded by Ss. [[Darlugdach]] and [[Brigid of Kildaire|Brigid]].
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St. Donald lived in in Olgivy, in Forfarshire, Scotland, in the early part of the 8th century.  Upon the death of his wife, he and his nine daughters began to live a monastic lifestyle at home under his direction, cultivating the land by hand, and eating barely bread and water once a day.  After St. Donald's repose, his daughters all entered a [[monastery]] in Abernethy, founded by Ss. [[Darlugdach]] and [[Brigid of Kildaire|Brigid]], where they became known as the [[Nine Maidens]], or the Nine Holy Virgins.
  
 
==Sources==
 
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*[http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=621 St. Donald] Cathoic Online: Saints & Angels
 
*[http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=621 St. Donald] Cathoic Online: Saints & Angels
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/d/inp17.htm Orthodox Icon of St. Donald] Come and See Icons, Books & Art
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*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/d/inp17.htm Orthodox Icon of St. Donald] Come and See Icons
  
==External Links==
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==External links==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Donald Donald of Ogilvy] Wikipedia
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*[[w:Saint Donald|Donald of Ogilvy]] Wikipedia
 
*[http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Donald.htm Icon of St. Donald of Ogilvie]
 
*[http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Donald.htm Icon of St. Donald of Ogilvie]
 
*[http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0715.htm#domh Donald of Ogilvy (AC)] Saints of July 15
 
*[http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0715.htm#domh Donald of Ogilvy (AC)] Saints of July 15
 
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*[http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsd.htm Donald (Donivald) July 15] Orthodox Europe: Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome
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*[http://www.sacred-texts.com/wmn/fow/fow23.htm Chapter XXI: Sister Legends] from ''Folk-Lore of Women'' by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer, 1906.
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=4j42AAAAMAAJ Chapter XIX: Legend of the Nine Maidens] from ''The Vale of Strathmore: Its Scenes and Legends'' by James Cargill Guthrie, 1875. pp. 264-6.
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=3LkHAAAAQAAJ The Sidlaw District—Glammis] from ''Historic scenes in Forfarshire'' by William Marshall, 1875. pp. 126-7.
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=C51JAAAAMAAJ Chapter IV: Finhaven and Oathlaw, Section I.: The nine maidens] from ''The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearns'' by Andrew Jervise, James Gammack, 1882. p. 162.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:42, October 22, 2012

St Donald, Confessor of Ogilvy. Written by Nicholas Papas.

Our venerable and God-bearing Father Donald of Ogilvy, Confessor of Scotland (d. circa 716) (also Donivald, Donevald, Domhnall, Donwald) was a widower who lived a monastic life with his nine daughters. His feast day is July 15.

St. Donald lived in in Olgivy, in Forfarshire, Scotland, in the early part of the 8th century. Upon the death of his wife, he and his nine daughters began to live a monastic lifestyle at home under his direction, cultivating the land by hand, and eating barely bread and water once a day. After St. Donald's repose, his daughters all entered a monastery in Abernethy, founded by Ss. Darlugdach and Brigid, where they became known as the Nine Maidens, or the Nine Holy Virgins.

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