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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume IX: September. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

September 24

St. Chuniald, or Conald, of Ireland, Priest

HE was one of those eminent Scottish or Irish missionaries who left their native country to carry the faith of Christ into Germany. He was for many years the constant companion of St. Rupert, 1 bishop of Saltzburg, in all his apostolical functions. He is mentioned in some Martyrologies on the 27th of February, but his feast is kept on the 24th of September, the day of the translation of his relics. See Colgan, Act. SS. p. 769.  1
Note 1. According to Colgan, St. Rupert, who is honoured on the 27th of March, was also a Scot from Ireland. The same author asserts that St. Conald was one of the twelve holy missionaries who accompanied St. Rupert, and that his relics were taken up by St. Virgilius, and exposed to public veneration at Saltzburg in 773. [back]