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Saints with connections to Scotland

Saint Adamnan. Seventh century Irish monk who wrote a life of Columba. His feast day is September 23.

Saint Andrew. An apostle of Christ, crucified in Patras for his work preaching the gospel. His relics were brought to
Scotland (St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife) by St Regulus. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. His feast day is November 30.

Saint Baldred. Lived as a hermit on the Bass Rock in East Lorhian in the late sixth and early seventh century. Founded a church at Tyninghame and evangelised the
surrounding area. His feast day is February 6.

Saint Barr. Irish missionary who established a monastic community on the island of Barra in the early seventh century. His feast day is September 27.

Saint Blane. Miracle worker and missionary to the Picts who was born on the Isle of Bute in the sixth century.
Founded the first church at Dunblane. His feast
day is August 11.

Saint Boisil. An abbot of Melrose who lived in the seventh
century. The town of St Boswell’s is named after him. His feast day is February 2 3rd.

Saint Brendan. An Irish saint of the sixth century, who visited and preached in the Western Isles. He embarked upon a legendary voyage, which may have taken him as
far as America. He is known as Brendan the Navigator, or Brendan the Voyager. His feast day is April 16.

Saint Bride. (Bridget) Irish saint of the fifth century who was also much revered in Scotland. Her feast day is February 1.

Saint Columba. (Columcille) Lived 521—597. An Irish missionary who founded the monastery of Derry before coming to Scotland. From his base on the island of lona, he worked to spread Christianity through the north
and west of Scotland. His feast day is June 9.

Saint Comgall. Irish monk who founded the abbey of Bangor. He came to Scotland where he worked with St Columba and lived on the island of Tiree. He died in 603.
His feast day is October 7.

Saint Comgan. An Irish prince of the eighth century who came to Scotland to follow the monastic life. His feast day is May 12.

Saint Cuthbert. Missionary, healer and teacher who was educated at Melrose. Became bishop of Hexham then of
Lindisfarne. He died in 687. The town of Kirkcudbright is named after him. His feast day is March 20.

Saint Devenick. A missionary of the ninth century who founded churches at Lower Banchory and Methlick. His feast day is November 13.

Saint Donan. Irish missionary who lived in a monastic community on the island of Eigg and was murdered by Vikings in 618. His feast day is April 16.

Saint Drostan. Founder of the original monastery of Deer in the sixth century. He is the patron saint of Aberlour.
His feast day is December 11.

Saint Duthac. A bishop of Ross who died in 1065. He is the patron saint of Easter Ross. His feast day is March 8.

Saint Ebba the Elder. (Lived c. 615-683) A Northumbrian Princess who converted to Christianity after coming to Scotland. She became a nun and founded the abbey of
Coldingham. Her feast day is August 25.

Saint Ebba the Younger. An abbess of Coldingham who died when Vikings burned the convent in 870. Her feast day is August 23.

Saint Enoch. (or St Thenew) The daughter of a king of Lothian in the sixth century. She gave birth to St Kentigern (or St Mungo) on the island of Culross. Her feast day is July 18th.

Sain Erchard. Also known as M’erchaid. Lived and preached inDeeside and founded a church at Kircardine o’Neill. His feast day is August 24.

Saint Fechan or Vigea. An Irish saint of the mid-seventh century. Asscciated with Ecclefechan and Arbroath.

Saint Fergus. A missionary who preached in the north of Scotland, particularly in Caithness. The town of St Fergus near Peterheaci is named after him.

Saint Fillan of Loch Earn. A saint of the fifth century St Fillans on Loch Earn is named after him.

Saint Fillan of Strathfillan. The son of an Irish prince of the 8th century who established a monastery at Strathfillan. He cured the sick, using healing stones. His feast day is January 9.

Saint Gilbert. A thirteenth-century bishop of Caithness and a staunch defender of Scotland’s independence. He
died in 1245. His feast day is April 1.

Saint Giles. A Greek missionary who lived around the seventh century. He travelled to France to preach and spent much of his time administering to the poor. He is
the patron saint of beggars and the patron saint of
Edinburgh and Elgin. His feast day is September 1.

Saint Inan. A ninth century monk who lived as a hermit near Irvine in Ayrshirc. His feast day is August 18.

Saint John. An apostle of Christ. He is the patron saint of Perth. His feast day is December 27.

Saint John Ogilvie. A priest from Keith who was tortured and killed in 1615 for ministering to persecuted Catholics in Scotland. His feast day is March 8.

Saint Kentigern. Also known as St Mungo. A missionary, taught by St Serf, who founded the city of Glasgow. He is the patron saint of Glasgow. His feast day is July 1.

Saint Kessog. Missionary saint of the sixth century. He is the patron saint of Lennox. His feast day is March 8.

Saint Leonard. A monk who lived in Germany in the sixth century He was venerated at St Andrews. His feast day is November 6.

Saint Machar. (originally called Mochreiha) A missionary of the sixth century who was sent by Columba to preach on Deeside. He is the patron saint of Aberdeen. His feast day is November 12.

Saint Magnus Erlandsson. A ruler of Orkney who was murdered in 1118 by his Cousin. St Magnus Cathedral was built in his honour.

Saint Maol Rubha. An Irish missionary of the seventh century who founded a church at Applecross. His feast day is August 27.

Saint Margaret of Scotland. (Lived 1046—1093) The wife of Malcolm (‘Canmore’) III. She was a profoundly religious woman, who brought Benedictine monks to Scotland. Her feast day is November 16.

Saint Mary. The virgin mother of Jesus Christ. She is the patron saint of Dundee. Her feast day is July 22.

Saint Mirren (Mirin) An Irish abbot who came to Scotland and founded the first church of Paisley. The island of
Inchmurrin in Loch Lomond is named after him. He is the Patron Saint of Paisley. His feast day is September 15.

Saint Molaise. Irish saint who came to Scotland and lived in a cave on the Holy island, off the coast of Arran.
His feast day is September 12.

Saint Moluag. A contemporary of Columba who brought
Christianity to the Island of Lismore and parts of
the north east of Scotland. His feast day is June 25.

Saint Monan. A seventeenth—century missionary monk who preached in Fife. He was murdered by Vikings. The
town of St Monans is named after him. His feast day
is March 1.

Saint Nathalan. A seventhth—century bishop of Aberdeen who established a number of churches in the area, for example at Old Meldrum and Tullich. He died in 678. His
feast day is January 8.

Saint Nicholas. Greek saint of the fourth century, nowadays identified with Santa Claus. He is the patron saint of Aberdeen. His feast day is December 6.

Saint Ninian. Lived in the beginning of the fifth century. Born in Rome, and travelled to Scotland to bring the
message of the gospel. Established the first Christian church in Scotland in Whithorn, Galloway. His feast day is August 26.

Saint Patrick. A fifth—century missionary to Ireland whose relationship with Scotland is uncertain. He may
have been born in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, His feast day is March 7.

Saint Regulus. Also known as St Rule. Greek monks who brought the relics of Sr Andrew to Scotland in the middle of the 4th century.

Saint Serf. Leader of the monastic community at Culross in the sixth century, who taught St Kentigern and gave
him the name Mungo. He is the patron saint of Shetland. His feast day is July 1.

Saint Ternan. A contemporary of St Serf who lived in the
monastery at Culross and may have taught St Kentigern. He died m 5S3. His feast day is June 1.

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