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Ninian

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  1. Saint. ?360–?432 ad, the first known apostle of Scotland; built a stone church (candida casa) at Whithorn on his native Solway; preached to the Picts. Feast day: Sept 16
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  • But Ninian and Mary were on their way down to the boats, and so he did not get far.

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    St. John G. Ervine

  • I'd give the world to go with you and Ninian and Roger, but I'll have to do what he wants.

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    St. John G. Ervine

  • And then she turned to kiss Ninian, who pushed a sleepy face against hers.

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  • Gilbert summoned Roger and Henry and Ninian to a solemn council.

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  • I've taught it to Ninian, but he persists in calling it the Bloody Awful, which is low.

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    St. John G. Ervine