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An Litir Bheag (The Little Letter) An Litir Bheag

Ruairidh MacIlleathain Sreath de litrichean a bheir taic do luchd-ionnsachaidh na Gàidhlig. Bidh iad seo cuideachail do luchd-ionnsachaidh a tha seachad air ìre-tòiseachaidh agus a tha ag iarraidh barrachd Gàidhlig a leughadh. Tha faidhle fuaim, teacsa agus eadar-theangachadh an cois gach litir. Sna tràth-litrichean, tha puingean cànain is abairtean a’ gabhail àite eadar-theangachadh slàn. A series of letters that offer support to Gaelic learners. These will be helpful to learners who are beyond a beginners’ level and want to read more. Audio, text and translation accompany each letter. In the early letters, language points and phrases are provided instead of a full translation.

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William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen (3) (Litir Bheag 597) Uilleam Elphinstone, Easbaig Obar Dheathain (3) (Litir Bheag 597)

William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen (3) Uilleam Elphinstone, Easbaig Obar Dheathain (3)

I was speaking about William Elphinstone, the Bishop of Aberdeen. I’d like to say one more thing about him. The King, James IV, gave two people in Edinburgh permission to have a printing press. The King asked them to publish the laws of Scotland and the acts of parliament. And he requested that they print one more important thing – an account of ‘the legends connected to the Scottish saints’.

It was William Elphinstone that collated the information about the saints. He made a valuable book – Breviarium Aberdonense – The Aberdeen Breviary. It’s written in Latin.

There is an account in it of St Kentigerna who is connected to Loch Lomond. She had a son, Fillan, who was also a saint.

Fillan was born with a stone in his mouth. His father ordered that he be drowned in a loch. When Kentigerna heard that, she prayed to God to save Fillan.

For a year, Fillan was in the care of angels of God. Then a bishop was on the way to visit Kentigerna. He saw the boy – Fillan – alive under the water. The stone was no longer in his mouth. He took Fillan to his mother. The boy was baptized a Christian.

The account also tells us about Inchcailloch on Loch Lomond. Kentigerna was living there. She died and went to Heaven on the 7th of January. That is her feast day today.

ories in the Breviarium about miracles that Fillan made. He was living in a monastery and working in a cell he constructed himself. A servant saw him through a crack in the wall. There was light coming from his left hand while he was writing with his right hand. The servant reported this unusual occurrence to the monks.

Fillan was angry that his secret was now known. He asked a crane that was a pet of the monks to take out the boy’s eyes. But he regretted it and he place the boy’s eyes back. I’ll tell you about the other miracle next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uilleam Elphinstone, Easbaig Obar Dheathain (3) (Litir Bheag 597)

William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen (3)

Bha mi a’ bruidhinn mu Uilleam Elphinstone, Easbaig Obar Dheathain. Bu mhath leam aon rud eile a ràdh mu dheidhinn. Thug an Rìgh, Seumas IV, cead do dithis ann an Dùn Èideann uidheam clò-bhualaidh a bhith aca. Dh’iarr an Rìgh orra laghan na h-Alba is achdan na pàrlamaid fhoillseachadh. Agus dh’iarr e orra aon rud cudromach eile a chlò-bhualadh – cunntas de ‘na h-uirsgeulan co-cheangailte ri naoimh na h-Alba’.

ʼS e Uilleam Elphinstone a chuir am fiosrachadh ri chèile mu na naoimh. Rinn e leabhar prìseil – Breviarium Aberdonense – The Aberdeen Breviary. Tha e sgrìobhte ann an Laidinn.

Tha cunntas ann mu Naomh Chentigearna a tha co-cheangailte ri Loch Laomainn. Bha mac aice, Faolan, a bha cuideachd na naomh.

Rugadh Faolan le clach na bheul. Dh’òrdaich athair gum biodh a mhac air a bhàthadh ann an loch. Nuair a chuala Centigearna sin, rinn i ùrnaigh do Dhia airson Faolan a shàbhaladh.

Airson bliadhna, bha Faolan fo chùram ainglean Dhè. An uair sin, bha easbaig air an rathad a thadhal air Centigearna. Chunnaic e an gille – Faolan – beò fon uisge. Cha robh a’ chlach na bheul tuilleadh. Thug e Faolan do a mhàthair. Chaidh an gille a bhaisteadh mar Chrìosdaidh.

Tha an cunntas cuideachd ag innse dhuinn mu Innis Cailleach air Loch Laomainn. Bha Centigearna a’ fuireach ann. Chaochail i agus chaidh i gu Nèamh air an t-seachdamh latha dhen Fhaoilleach. ʼS e sin a Latha Fèille an-diugh.

Tha dà sgeul anns a’ Bhreviarium mu mhìorbhailean a rinn Faolan. Bha e a’ fuireach ann am manachainn agus ag obair ann an cealla a thog e fhèin. Chunnaic sgalag e tro bhriseadh anns a’ bhalla. Bha Faolan a’ sgrìobhadh anns an dorchadas. Bha solas a’ tighinn bho a làimh chlì fhad ʼs a bha e a’ sgrìobhadh le a làimh dheis. Dh’aithris an sgalag an t-iongantas seo do na manaich.

Bha Faolan feargach nach robh a’ chùis dìomhair tuilleadh. Dh’iarr e air corra-mhonaidh a bha na peata aig na manaich sùilean a’ bhalaich a chur às. Ach ghabh e aithreachas agus chuir e sùilean a’ bhalaich air ais. Innsidh mi dhuibh mun mhìorbhail eile an-ath-sheachdain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh

This letter corresponds to Tha an Litir seo a’ buntainn ri Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 901

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