Blacksmith's Bastard Becomes Bishop
|Finbarr means fair-haired?|
|Not mourning in the morning with two scoops of holiness|
In Rome, the Pope was going to consecrate Finbarr as a bishop, but he stopped short, saying he had a divine vision that he was not worthy. Finbar went back to Ireland, and there in the church he levitated, meeting a delegation of angels somewhere around the rafters so they could consecrate him.
He evangelized, preached, set up a school and a hospital. He seems to have taken that pastoral thing seriously, because the monastery at Cork was apparently a complete social service agency.
When he died, the sun did not set for twelve days, keeping vigil with the rest of the mourners.