Brendan's Island  

Brendan's Island

Brendan's Island home pagePlaces to go on Brendan's Island
I Love It Here! main page
A Walk on the Catholic Side
Brian's Attic
Attack of the Amateur Photo Album
Brendan: A Monk, A Boat and A Legend
Brendan's Island Guest Book
Brendan's Island Visitor Information Center


This part of is a 'museum piece': retaining its original 1990s design.
More under Update, below.

Small Town America:
This Dad's View

Like the Brendan's Island of legend and history, "Small Town America" is often more of a myth than a real place.

But, just as real places very likely lie behind the story of St. Brendan's voyage, real places lie behind the myth of Small Town America.

Brendan's Island, the website, reflects the reality of small town America, at least in my experience here in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Brian H. Gill, Webmaster

Update: May 5, 2022

I have been keeping Brendan's Island as a 'museum piece.'

The website's design hasn't changed since I launched it in 1997.

I did the most recent significant Brendan's Island update in 2008.

My current work is on A Catholic Citizen in America. (

Brian H. Gill, Webmaster

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person."

G. K. Chesterton

Webmaster's Suggestions:

Sauk Centre This Season
A Sauk Centre Journal.

Visitor Information Center
Your guide to Brendan's Island.

Some Web Sites From This Area
Traveling? Looking for a place to shop, stop, sleep, or visit?
You might find it here.

The Shrine of The Divine Mercy
About St. Faustina's Divine Mercy devotion in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Why Eucharistic Adoration?
Why spending time in the Saint Faustina Adoration Chapel is a good idea.

Brian's Attic
The reading shelf of Brendan's Island: opinions, observations and stories that wouldn't fit elsewhere on this site.

Like to grill? Like your food simple?
You're not alone.
Here's a website about grilling, for the rest of us.

Easy Griller: I'm not lazy, I'm efficient!
(a good idea that's not there any more)

"... there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be"

A Catholic Citizen in America

Central Minnesota Theater
Videos, updated sporadically


Brendan's Island Guest Book   While you're here, please take a look at Brendan's Island's guest book. Leave a comment, if you like.
(Sorry: I still haven't spam-proofed the process, so no new comments.)
  You'll find the currently-least-frustrating way to find me on the contact page.
Brian H. Gill, webmaster

Try Twitter, where I'm Aluwir.
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Brendan's Island home page
I Love It Here! (life in a small town) | A Walk on the Catholic Side
Brian's Attic | Attack of the Amateur Photo Album
Brendan: A Monk, A Boat And a Legend
Brendan's Island Guest Book | Visitor Information Center

Original site created June 4, 1997: And, like all the better Web sites, this one will always be "under construction."

Lots and lots of folks have read this page.


Through One Dad's Eye
Raising a family and building websites in small town America

Starting a Small Business Without Losing My Mind
The continuing adventure of publishing online.
Or, starting a business in a new market, with new technologies and no tried and true business models.
Or, what to do with a miscellaneous resume.
Or, getting laid off for fun and profit.

Two blogs by a Catholic laywoman, "
Catholic Thoughts" and "Catholic Acts," merged into one

Sauk Centre
Knights of Columbus