A Pause for Reflection on the Life of St. Cannera at Bantry Bay Pilgrims reflect on the life of St. Cannera, a gutsy Irish feminist, who journeyed to Scattery Island to her "place of resurrection" . Senan, the male monastic leader refused to allow her to settle there because she was a woman. Cannera persuaded him to change his mind with her argument that women were equal in Christ.