Donald of Ogilvy
Our venerable and God-bearing Father Donald of Ogilvy, Confessor of Scotland (d. circa 716) (also Donivald, Donevald, Domhnall, Donwald) was a widower who lived a monastic life with his nine daughters. His feast day is July 15.
St. Donald lived in in Olgivy, in Forfarshire, Scotland, in the early part of the 8th century. Upon the death of his wife, he and his nine daughters began to live a monastic lifestyle at home under his direction, cultivating the land by hand, and eating barely bread and water once a day. After St. Donald's repose, his daughters all entered a monastery in Abernethy, founded by Ss. Darlugdach and Brigid, where they became known as the Nine Maidens, or the Nine Holy Virgins.
- Donald of Ogilvy Wikipedia
- Icon of St. Donald of Ogilvie
- Donald of Ogilvy (AC) Saints of July 15
- Donald (Donivald) July 15 Orthodox Europe: Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome
- Chapter XXI: Sister Legends from Folk-Lore of Women by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer, 1906.
- Chapter XIX: Legend of the Nine Maidens from The Vale of Strathmore: Its Scenes and Legends by James Cargill Guthrie, 1875. pp. 264-6.
- The Sidlaw District—Glammis from Historic scenes in Forfarshire by William Marshall, 1875. pp. 126-7.
- Chapter IV: Finhaven and Oathlaw, Section I.: The nine maidens from The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearns by Andrew Jervise, James Gammack, 1882. p. 162.