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A Saint's Rest

St Monans Church in the dawn light, Fife, Scotland. Located on the shore of the North Sea, the church has orgins back to 875 when a shirne for Saint Monance was established after he and many others were slaughted by the Danes on the nearby Isle of May. King David II Bruce of Scotland visited the shrine in 1346 after being wounded by two barbed arrows in battle. Only one could be removed, but the other miraculously worked its way free after David's visit to the shrine. David then established this building as a Dominican Priory, amended to what we see in the 1400s. This well built church has weathered the fierce winter storms and served the parish for centuries. It was badly damaged by fire in an English naval atack in 1544 when the entire fishing fleet was destroyed. It was also damaged by a German mine that drifted ashore in WWII.

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A Saint's Rest
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Scotland - Fife, Seascapes
St Monans Church in the dawn light, Fife, Scotland. Located on the shore of the North Sea, the church has orgins back to 875 when a shirne for Saint Monance was established after he and many others were slaughted by the Danes on the nearby Isle of May. King David II Bruce of Scotland visited the shrine in 1346 after being wounded by two barbed arrows in battle. Only one could be removed, but the other miraculously worked its way free after David's visit to the shrine. David then established this building as a Dominican Priory, amended to what we see in the 1400s. This well built church has weathered the fierce winter storms and served the parish for centuries. It was badly damaged by fire in an English naval atack in 1544 when the entire fishing fleet was destroyed. It was also damaged by a German mine that drifted ashore in WWII.