Comgall May 10 c 516-601. Born in Ulster in Ireland, he became a monk with St Fintan and founded the monastery of Bangor (Ben-Chor), where he was the spiritual father of St Columbanus and many other monks who later enlightened Central Europe. It seems that he lived for some time in Wales, Cornwall and Scotland.
Martin of Vertou Oct 24 + 601. Founder of the monastery of Vertou near Nantes in France, also of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes and other monasteries.
Etherius (Alermius) Aug 27 + 602. Bishop of Lyons in France.
Fintan Feb 17 + 603. A disciple of St Columba, he led the life of a hermit in Clonenagh in Leix in Ireland. Soon numerous disciples attached themselves to this ascetic and he became their abbot.
Arigius May 1 535-604. Bishop of Gap in France for twenty years, he was a fine pastor.
Augustine of Canterbury May 27 + c 604. He shares the title of Apostle of the English with St Gregory the Great. A monk at St Andrew's on the Coelian Hill, he was sent by St Gregory the Great with a group of forty monks to enlighten England. The missionaries landed at Ebbsfleet near Kent in 597. Soon Augustine had converted the King of Kent with thousands of his subjects. Consecrated bishop in ArIes, he set up his see in Canterbury. Trained in the Roman way, he was not successful in his relations with the Celts. He reposed shortly after St Gregory the Great.
Gregory the Great (the Dialogist) Sept 3 c 540-604. Born in Rome of patrician parents, he became the prefect of the city. He soon resigned the office, turned his home on the Caelian Hill into a monastery and became a monk. Next he was sent to Constantinople as apocrisarius or ambassador. On his return he was chosen Pope (590). First in importance was his mission to England. This was important not only for the conversion of England, but also for the spreading of Orthodoxy among the other Germanic peoples of north-west Europe. He also encouraged the conversion of the Lombards in Italy and the Goths in Spain, embellished the liturgy, defended and befriended monasticism and cared for the poor. He was a prolific writer; his dialogues and his Regula Pastoralis are classics of Orthodox literature.
Anacharius (Aunacharius, Aunachaire, Aunaire) Sept 25 + 604. Born near Orleans in France and educated at the court of King Guntram of Burgundy, he became Bishop of Auxerre in 561.
Peter the Deacon March 12 + c 605. The disciple, secretary and companion of St Gregory the Great. He is venerated as the patron-saint of Salussola in Italy.
Paterius Feb 21 + 606. A monk, disciple and friend of St Gregory the Great. He became Bishop of Brescia in Lombardy in Italy and was a prolific writer.
Serenus Aug 9 + 606. Bishop of Marseilles in France.
Peter of Canterbury Jan 6 + c 607. A monk from St Andrew's in Rome, he was one of the first missionaries sent to England. He became first Abbot of Sts Peter and Paul (later St Augustine's), founded in Canterbury. While travelling to France he was drowned off Ambleteuse near Boulogne, where his relics are still honoured.
Faustus Sept 6 + c 607. Abbot of the monastery of Santa Lucy in Syracuse in Sicily, where his disciple was Zosimus, the future Bishop of Syracuse.
Desiderius Feb 11 + 608. Born in Autun he became Bishop of Vienne in France. He defended Orthodox values and was murdered for this at the place now called Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne.
Glodesind July 25 + c 608. She was betrothed to a courtier who was arrested on their wedding day and afterwards executed. She became a nun in Metz in France, where she later became abbess.
Artemius Apr 28 + 609. Born in Sens in France, he became bishop there. He called to public penance a Spaniard named Baldus (in French Bond) who became a spiritual son and who was also venerated as a saint.
Lua (Lugid, Molua) Aug 4 554-609? Originally from Limerick in Ireland, he became a disciple of St Comgall and founded many monasteries. A great ascetic, he was of great tenderness to both man and beast.
John of Syracuse Oct 23 + c 609. Bishop of Syracuse in Sicily from 595 until c 609.
Lupus of Châlons Jan 27 + c 610. Bishop of Châlons-sur-Saône in France, famous for his charity to the afflicted.
Sillan (Silvanus) Feb 28 + c 610. A disciple of St Comgall in Bangor in Co. Down in Ireland and his second successor as abbot there.
Virgilius of Arles March 5 + c 610. A monk from Lérins who became Bishop of Arles in France. He probably consecrated Augustine Archbishop of Canterbury.
Anastasius May 20 + 610. Bishop of Brescia in Lombardy in Italy. He greatly contributed to the conversion of the Lombards from Arianism..
Drostan July 11 + c 610. Born in Ireland, he became a monk with St Columba and the first Abbot of Deer in Aberdeenshire. He is venerated as one of the Apostles of Scotland. His holy well is near Aberdour.
Nathy (David) Aug 9 + c 610. Disciple of St Finian of Clonard. He became the founder and abbot of a monastery at Achonry in Sligo in Ireland where he was venerated as the patron saint.
Colman Elo Sept 26 + c 610. A nephew of St Columba, he founded monasteries in Lynally (Land-Elo, Lin-Alli) and in Muckamore in Ireland. He is credited as the author of the Alphabet of Devotion.
Midan (Nidan) Sept 30 + c 610. A saint on Anglesey in Wales.
Himerius (Imier) Nov 12 + c 610. A hermit in the Jura in Switzerland, now called after him Immertal, Val-Saint-Imier.
Venantius Fortunatus Dec 14 c 530-610. Born near Treviso in the north of Italy, aged thirty he settled in Poiters in France and was ordained. He became known to Queen St Radegunde who befriended him. He was a writer and poet: the hymns Vexilla Regis and Pange Lingua Gloriosa were composed by him. He became Bishop of Poitiers at the end of the sixth century.
Nicetius (Nizier) of Besançon Feb 8 + 611. Bishop of Besançon in France and a friend of St Columbanus of Luxeuil. He restored the episcopal see to Besançon after it had been transferred to Nyon on Lake Geneva after the invasion of the Huns.
Dominic of Brescia Dec 20 + c 612. The successor of St Anastasius as Bishop of Brescia in Italy.
Kentigern Mungo Jan 13 + 612. The name Mungo means 'darling'. He began preaching in Cathures on the Clyde on the site of the city of Glasgow and was consecrated first Bishop of the Strathclyde Britons. Driven into exile, he preached around Carlisle and then went to Wales, where he stayed with St David at Menevia. Returning to Scotland, he continued his labours, making Glasgow his centre. He is venerated as the Apostle of north-west England and south-west Scotland.
Leonard of Avranches March 4 + c 614. In his early years he lived badly, but once converted, largely by the prayers of his mother, he was elected Bishop of Avranches.
Aredius (Arige, Aregius) Aug 10 + c. 614. An outstanding Archbishop of Lyons in France.
Ceraunus (Ceran) Sept 27 + c 614. Bishop of Paris in France.
Bertoara Dec 4 + + 614. Abbess of Notre-Dame-de-Sales in Bourges in France.
Boniface IV May 8 + 615. Born in Valeria in the Abruzzi in Italy, he became a monk at St Sebastian in Rome. He became Pope of Rome from 608 to 615.
Agrippinus June 17 + 615. Bishop of Como in the north of Italy.
Oudaceus (Eddogwy) July 2 + c 615. Born in Brittany, he lived in Wales where he became a bishop near Llandaff.
Columbanus Nov 23 c 543-615. Born in Leinster, he became a monk and ascetic at Bangor. In 580 he left Ireland with a group of monks and worked first in England, then in Brittany and finally in France where he founded a very strict monastery at Luxeuil. Here he was abbot for twenty-five years. His outspoken protest against the disorders of the Frankish court led to his exile. He ended his days in the north of Italy at Bobbio where he had also founded a monastery.
Ethelbert (Albert) of Kent Feb 25 560-616. King of Kent and High King of England, he protected St Augustine's mission and may have been baptised by him as early as Pentecost 597. Though he never tried to force his subjects into Christianity, thousands followed his apostolic example.
Licinius (Lesin) Nov 1 + c 616. Of noble origin, he became a monk and was chosen Bishop of Angers in France in 586 and consecrated by St Gregory of Tours.
Columbanus the Younger Nov 21 + c 616. A disciple of St Columbanus and a monk at Luxeuil in France.
Cronan June 3 + 617. A disciple of St Kevin in Ireland.
Maine (Mevenus, Mewan, Meen) June 21 + 617. Born in Cornwall or Wales, he was a disciple of St Samson, whom he accompanied to Brittany. There he founded the monastery known as Saint-Méon.
Lucinus (Lezin) Feb 13 + c 618. Bishop of Angers in France.
Donnan (Dounan) and Companions Apr 17 + 618. St Donnan was a monk at Iona with St Columba and founded a monastery on the Island of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland. He and his fifty-two monks were massacred by heathen raiders on Easter Sunday 618.
Kevin (Coemgen, Caoimhghin) June 3 + c 618. Born in Leinster, he was a disciple of St Petroc who then lived in Ireland. He is remembered as the founder of Glendalough, one of the most famous names in Irish history. St Kevin is one of the patron saints of Dublin.
Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) Nov 8 + 618. Born in Rome, he became Pope in 615. During an outbreak of the plague he worked untiringly for the sick.
Laurence of Canterbury Feb 2 + 619. Sent by St Gregory the Great to England, St Augustine sent him back to Rome to report on the English mission and to bring more help. The second Archbishop of Canterbury from 604, he suffered during the pagan reaction and thought of fleeing to France. He was rebuked by the Apostle Peter in a dream and in the end succeeded in converting Eadbald.
Clarentius Apr 26 + c 620. The successor of St Etherius as Bishop of Vienne in France.
Waldrada May 5 + c 620. First Abbess of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnais in Metz in France.
Facundinus Aug 28 + c 620. Bishop of Taino in Umbria in Italy.
Merinus (Merryn, Meadhran) Sept 15 + c 620. A disciple of St Comgall at Bangor in Ireland.
Basolus (Basle) Nov 26 c 555-620 Born in Limoges in France, he became a monk at Verzy near Rheims, and then a hermit, living for forty years on a hill near the city. He was celebrated as a wonderworker.
Deyniolen (Deiniol, Daniel) Nov 22 + 621. More commonly known as St Deiniol the Younger. He was Abbot of Bangor in Wales.
Walericus (Valéry) Apr 1 + c 622. A monk at Luxeuil in France, he later founded the monastery of Leuconay at the mouth of the Somme. Two towns in that area are named Saint-Valéry after him.
Bertrand June 30 + 623. Born in Autun in France, he met St Germanus in Paris and later became Bishop of Le Mans. He took a great interest in agriculture and wine-growing and loved the poor.
Betharius Aug 2 + c 623. Bishop of Chartres in France from 595. He was present at the Council of Sens.
Lupus of Sens Sept 1 + 623. A monk at Lérins who became Bishop of Sens in France in 609. He was slandered and exiled but was recalled by his people and fully vindicated.
Prothadius (Protagius) Feb 10 + 624. The successor of St Nicetius as Bishop of Besançon in France.
Mellitus Apr 24 + 624. Abbot of St Andrew's on the Coelian Hill in Rome, he was sent by St Gregory the Great to England in 601. He spent three years in Kent, and then became Bishop of London. He was exiled to France for refusing to give communion to apostates. In 619 he was recalled to Kent to succeed St Laurence as third Archbishop of Canterbury.
Austregisilus (Aoustrille, Outrille) May 20 551-624. Born in Bourges in France, he preferred the life of a monk at Saint-Nizier in Lyons, where he became abbot. In 612 he was elected Bishop of Bourges.
Salvius (Salve, Sauve) Jan 12 + c 625. Bishop of Amiens in the north of France. His relics were enshrined in Montreuil in Picardy.
Deicola (Deicolus, Desle, Dichul, Deel, Delle, Deille) Jan 18 + c 625. A monk at Bangor in Ireland, he followed St Columbanus to Burgundy in France, where he helped found the monastery of Luxeuil. Later he founded a second monastery in Lure in the Vosges.
Marnock (Marnanus, Marnan, Marnoc) March 1 + c 625. Born in Ireland, he was with St Columba at Iona and later became a bishop, who reposed in Annandale and was much venerated on the Scottish border. He gave his name to Kilmarnock in Scotland.
Eustace (Eustasius) March 29 + 625. A favourite disciple and monk of St Columbanus, whom he succeeded as second Abbot of Luxeuil in France. There were some six hundred monks there, many of whom became saints.
Silvester Apr 15 + c 625. Second Abbot of Moutier-Saint-Jean (Réome) near Dijon in France.
Gaugericus (Gau, Géry) Aug 11 + c 625. Gaugericus was born near Trier in Germany, ordained priest and later became Bishop of Cambrai and Arras in France for over thirty-nine years.
Desiderius Oct 27 + c 625. The successor of St Anacharius (Aunaire) as Bishop of Auxerre in France.
Ursicinus Dec 20 + c 625. Born in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Columbanus. He founded the monastery of St Ursanne from which the town in Switzerland takes its name.
Aidan (Maedoc) Jan 31 + 626. The first Bishop of Ferns in Co. Wexford in Ireland where he also founded and became abbot of a monastery. In his youth he had become a monk under St David in Wales and later in life he returned to live there.
Cronan of Roscrea Apr 28 + c 626. Born in Munster, he founded several monasteries in various parts of Ireland, especially Roscrea.
Attalas March 10 + 627. Born in Burgundy in France, he became a monk at Lérins. From there he went to Luxeuil with St Columbanus, whom he followed to Bobbio in the north of Italy, helping him to found the monastery there and succeeding him as abbot (615).
Caesarius Nov 1 + c 627. Bishop of Clermont in France.
Justus of Canterbury Nov 10 + 627. Born in Italy, he was sent by St Gregory the Great to England in 601. In 604 he became first Bishop of Rochester and in 624 succeeded St Mellitus as the fourth Archbishop of Canterbury.
Briarch Dec 17 + c 627. Born in Ireland, he became a monk in Wales with St Tudwal, whom he accompanied to Brittany. He built a monastery in Guingamp and reposed in Bourbiac.
Blidulf (Bladulf) Jan 2 + c 630. A monk at Bobbio in Italy who bravely denounced the heresy of the Lombard King Ariovald.
Ramirus and Companions March 13 + c 554 (or 630). A monk at the monastery of St Claudio in Leon in Spain. Two days after the abbot, St Vincent, was martyred, Ramirus and all the other monks were martyred by the Arian Visigoths while they sang the Creed..
Amatus (Amat, Amé, Aimé, Amado) Sept 13 c 567-630. Born in Grenoble in France, he became a monk at the monastery of St Maurice of Agaunum in Switzerland, where he lived as a hermit for over thirty years. St Eustace encouraged him to move to Luxeuil and here he converted St Romaricus. When this noble founded the monastery of Remiremont in 620, Amatus became the first abbot.
Conwall (Conval) Sept 28 + c 630. Born in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Kentigern and preached in Scotland.
Enogatus Jan 13 + 631. The fifth successor of St Malo as Bishop of Aleth in Brittany.
Helladius of Toledo Feb 18 + 632. Born in Toledo in Spain, he served at the court of the Visigothic Kings. He loved to visit the monastery of Agali (Agallia) near Toledo on the banks of the Tagus. Eventually he became a monk there and then abbot (605). In 615 he became Archbishop of Toledo.
Colman of Senboth-Fola Oct 27 + c 632. A disciple of St Aidan of Ferns, he was Abbot of Senboth-Fola near Ferns in Ireland.
Colman of Kilmacduagh Oct 29 + c 632. A hermit in Arranmore and Burren in Co. Clare in Ireland. He then founded the monastery of Kilmacduagh, i.e. the church of the son of Duac, where he was abbot.
Fulgentius Jan 16 + c 633. Brother of Sts Isidore and Leander of Seville in Spain and of St Florentina. He was Bishop of Ecija in Andalusia and one of the leaders of the Spanish Church of that time.
Renovatus March 31 + c 633. A convert from Arianism, he became monk and then Abbot of Cauliana in Lusitania. Finally he became Bishop of Merida in Spain for twenty-two years.
Chainoaldus (Chagnoald, Cagnou) Sept 6 + 633. Brother of St Faro and St Fara. A disciple of St Columbanus, with whom he went to Bobbio in Italy and helped found the monastery. He later became Bishop of Laon in France.
Edwin Oct 12 + 633. In 616 he became King of Northumbria in England, married Ethelburgh of Kent and was baptised by St Paulinus. He fell in battle at Hatfield Chase fighting against pagan Mercians and Welsh and was venerated as a martyr.
Severus Nov 6 + 633. Bishop of Barcelona in Spain, he was martyred under the Arian Visigoths who put him to death by driving nails into his temples.
Sigebert Jan 25 + 634. The first Christian King of East Anglia in England. He introduced Orthodoxy into his kingdom, later himself becoming a monk. He was killed by the pagan King Penda of Mercia and was venerated as a martyr.
Amabilis July 11 + c 634. Daughter of an English noble, she became a nun at Saint-Amand in Rouen in France.
Cagnoald Sept 6 + c 635. Brother of St Faro and St Burgundofara. He became a monk at Luxeuil in France and later the sixth Bishop of Laon.
Finian (Fintan Munnu) Oct 21 + c 635. A disciple of St Columba at Iona, he later founded the monastery of Taghmon in Co. Wexford in Ireland. In Scotland he is called St Mundus. He bore a terrible skin disease with great patience.
Isidore of Seville Apr 4 c 560-636. Born in Cartagena in Spain, he was the brother of Sts Leander, Fulgentius and Florentina. He succeeded St Leander as Bishop of Seville in 600. He presided over several Councils, reorganised the Spanish Church, encouraged monastic life, completed the Mozarabic rite, was an encyclopedic writer and was also responsible for the Council of Toledo in 633.
Florentina (Florence) June 20 + c 636. Born in Carthagena in Spain, she was the only sister of Sts Leander, Fulgentius and Isidore. Losing her parents at an early age, she was placed under the guardianship of St Leander. She went to a convent where she later became abbess.
Fergna March 2 + 637. Called 'the White', he was a relative and disciple of St Columba of Ireland and was his successor as Abbot of Iona in Scotland.
Carthage (Carthach Mochuda) the Younger May 14 + c 637. Born in Kerry in Ireland, he founded a monastery in Rathin in Westmeath, where he was abbot. Shortly before his repose, he and his monks were expelled. He led his monks to the banks of the Blackwater and founded the monastery of Lismore.
Tanca Oct 10 + c 637. A young girl near Troyes in France who was martyred defending her virginity.
Lonochilus (Longis, Lenogisil) and Agnofleda Apr 2 + 653 and 638. The first was a priest who founded a monastery in Maine in France, Agnofleda was a holy virgin.
Gregory of Girgenti Nov 23 + c 638. Born in Sicily, after a long time spent in Constantinople, he became Bishop of Girgenti, his native town. His commentary on Ecclesiastes still exists.
Mochelloc (Cellog, Mottelog, Motalogus) March 26 + c 639. Patron saint of Kilmallock in Limerick in Ireland.
Laserian (Molaisse) Apr 18 + 639. He founded the monastery and bishopric of Leighlin in Ireland.
Gerard Apr 28 639? By tradition he was one of four pilgrims from England - the other three were Ardwine, Bernard and Hugh - they all reposed in Galinaro in the south of Italy.
Romanus of Rouen Oct 23 + 639. Bishop of Rouen. He devoted himself to the care of prisoners, particularly those condemned to death, and he also preached actively against paganism.
Leontius March 19 + 640. Bishop of Saintes in France and a friend of St Malo.
Beuno Apr 21 + c 640. Born in Wales, he founded monasteries at Llanfeuno in Herefordshire and Llanymynech. His name is chiefly connected with Clynnog Fawr in Gwynedd.
Modoald May 12 + 640. Born in Gascony in France, he was related by blood and united by friendship with most of the saints of the Merovingian period. In 622 he became Bishop of Trier in Germany.
Alena June 18 + c 640. Born of pagan parents near Brussels in Belgium, Alena was baptised without their knowledge. She was put to death while secretly going to the liturgy.
Arnulf July 18 + c 640. A courtier of high standing in the palace of the Austrasian kings, he decided to become a monk at Lérins. His wife became a nun and Arnulf was on the point of going to Lérins when he was made Bishop of Metz (c 616). A few years before his death he finally managed to go and live as a hermit.
Bertulf Aug 19 + 640. He became a monk at Luxeuil in France, then went to Bobbio in Italy where he became abbot on the repose of St Attalas.
Barbolenus Aug 31 + c 640 Fourth Abbot of Bobbio in Italy.
Eanswith (Eanswythe) Aug 31 + c 640. Granddaughter of King Ethelbert of Kent. She founded the first convent in England on the coast near Folkestone. This was later destroyed by the Danes and swallowed up by the sea. Relics of St Eanswith are venerated in her church in Folkestone to this day.
Malo (Machutis, Maclou) Nov 15 + c 640. Born in Wales, he moved to Brittany and settled at a place called Aleth, now St Malo, where he was the first bishop.
Acharius Nov 27 + 640. A monk at Luxeuil in France under St Eustace. In 621 he was chosen Bishop of Noyon-Tournai in Belgium and encouraged the work of St Amandus of Maastricht.
Romulus Oct 13 + c 641. Bishop of Genoa in Italy. He reposed at the coastal town of Matuziano, since renamed San Remo after him.
Oswald Aug 5 604-642. The successor of St Edwin on the throne of Northumbria in England, he was baptised in exile on Iona. In 635 he defeated the Welsh King Cadwalla and so his real reign began. One of his main aims was to enlighten his country and so he called on St Aidan to help him. In 642 he fell in battle at Maserfield fighting against the champion of paganism, Penda of Mercia. He has always been venerated as a martyr and his head is still in St Cuthbert's coffin in Durham.
Vulphy (Wulflagius) June 7 + c 643. A priest near Abbeville in the north of France who lived and reposed as a hermit. He was greatly venerated in Montreuil-sur-Mer.
Peregrinus Aug 1 + 643. A pilgrim from Ireland who returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land settled as a hermit near Modena in Italy.
Trudpert Apr 26 + c ? 644. A hermit, possibly from Ireland, who lived in Münstethal in Germany. He may later have been murdered. The monastery of St Trudpert was built on the site.
Victorinus Sept 5 + 644. Bishop of Como in Italy and an ardent opponent of Arianism.
Paulinus of York Oct 10 + 644. Born in Rome, he was sent to England with Sts Mellitus and Justus (601) to help St Augustine. He spent twenty-four years in Kent and in 625 was consecrated Bishop of York and sent to enlighten Northumbria, where he baptised King Edwin in York. After the King's martyrdom, he returned to Kent, where he became Bishop of Rochester.
Mura McFeredach (Muran, Murames) March 12 + c 645. Born in Donegal in Ireland, he became Abbot of Fahan in Co. Derry. He is the patron-saint of Fahan where his cross still stands.
Richarius (Riquier) Apr 26 + c 645. Born at Centula (Celles) near Amiens in the north of France, he became a priest and founded a monastery in his native village, later called Saint-Riquier after him,. He was the first to devote himself to the work of ransoming captives and reposed a hermit.
Gall Oct 16 c 550-645. A monk at Bangor in Ireland, he accompanied St Columbanus to France where he helped found Luxeuil. He was exiled and settled in Switzerland where the monastery and town of Saint Gall later grew up. He is venerated as one of the Apostles of Switzerland.
Monon Oct 18 c 645. Born in Scotland, he lived as a hermit in the Ardennes. He was murdered by evildoers in Nassogne in Belgium.
Pepin of Landen Feb 21 + c 646. Pepin, Duke of Brabant, he was the husband of St Ida and the father of St Gertrude of Nivelles and St Begga. He was described as 'a lover of peace and the constant defender of truth and justice'.
Braulio March 26 + 646. A monk at the monastery of St Engratia in Saragossa in Spain, he was ordained priest by his own brother, John, whom he succeeded as Archbishop of Saragossa.
Sulpicius (II) the Pious Jan 17 + 647. Bishop of Bourges in France from 624 to 647. He devoted himself to the care and defence of the poor and persecuted.
Ethelburgh (Ethelburga) Sept 8 + c 647. Daughter of King Ethelbert of Kent in England, she married King Edwin of Northumbria. She went there accompanied by St Paulinus. After Edwin's death she returned to Kent and founded the convent of Lyminge, where she became a nun and abbess.
Goeric (Abbo) Sept 19 + 647. The successor of St Arnulf as Bishop of Metz in France.
Fursey Jan 16 + c 648. Having founded a monastery at Rathmat in Ireland, he went to England and founded another at Burgh Castle in Suffolk. He finally moved to France and founded a monastery at Lagny near Paris. He was buried in Picardy. His life is famous for his remarkable visions.
Conan Jan 26 + ? c 648. Born in Ireland, he became a monk at Iona and a bishop in the Isle of Man.
Paul of Verdun Feb 8 + c 649. A courtier who became a hermit on Mt Voge (now Paulberg) near Trier in Germany. Later he became a monk at the monastery of Tholey and then Bishop of Verdun in France.
Gertrude the Elder Dec 6 + 649. A widow who founded and was the first Abbess of Hamaye (Hamay, Hamage) near Douai in the north of France.
Malard Jan 15 + c 650. A Bishop of Chartres in France, present at the Council of Châlon-sur-Saône (650).
Titian Jan 16 + 650. For thirty years a bishop near Venice in Italy.
Aquilinus Jan 29 + 650. Born in Bavaria, he fled from the prospect of the episcopate in Cologne, went to Paris and then Milan, preaching against Arianism. He was martyred for this by the Arians. His relics were venerated in Milan in Italy.
Felix of Brescia Feb 23 + c 650. The twentieth Bishop of Brescia in Italy. He was bishop for over forty years during which time he was occupied in fighting Arianism and other heresies.
Baldomerus (Galmier) Feb 27 + c 650. By trade a locksmith in Lyons in France, he entered the monastery of St Justus.
Winebald (Vinebaud) Apr 6 + c 650. A monk at Saint-Loup-de-Troyes in France where he became abbot.
Sigisbert and Placid July 11 + c 650 (or c 750?). Sigisbert founded the monastery of Dissentis in Switzerland. He built it on land given to him by St Placid, a wealthy landowner who joined the monastery as a monk and was later martyred for defending it.
Edburgh (Edburga) of Bicester July 18 c 650. A daughter of the pagan King Penda, she became a nun. Her relics were later transferred from Adderbury (Edburgh's burgh) in Oxfordshire in England to Bicester.
Leobald (Leodebod) Aug 8 + 650. Founder of Fleury, later called Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, near Orleans in France.
Agilus (Ail, Aile, Aisle, Ayeul) Aug 30 c 580-650. A young nobleman who became a monk with St Columbanus at Luxeuil. He remained at Luxeuil under the founder's successor, St Eustace, but went with him in 612 to preach in Bavaria. On his return to France he became Abbot of Rebais near Paris.
Osmanna (Argariarga) Sept 9 + c 650. A holy virgin who left Ireland for Brittany and became an anchoress in a hermitage near Brieuc.
Maroveus Oct 22 + c 650. A monk at Bobbio and founder of the monastery of Precipiano near Tortona in Italy.
Birinus Dec 3 + c 650. Born in Lombardy in Italy, he was consecrated Bishop in Genoa and sent to England. Here he converted Cynegils, King of Wessex, and was given Dorchester in Oxfordshire as his see. He is known as the 'Apostle of Wessex'.
Baudacarius Dec 21 + 650. A monk at Bobbio in the north of Italy.
Oswin Aug 20 + 651. A prince of Deira, part of the kingdom of Northumbria in England, in 642 he succeeded St Oswald as ruler of Deira, but reigned only nine years, being killed at Gilling in Yorkshire by order of his cousin Oswy. Ever since he has been venerated as a martyr.
Aidan (Aedan) Aug 31 + 651. An Irish monk at Iona who, at the request of St Oswald, King of Northumbria, went to enlighten the north of England. He fixed his see at Lindisfarne (Holy Island) where he ruled as abbot and bishop, his diocese reaching from the Forth to the Humber. His life was illustrated by numberless miracles and was most fruitful, as is witnessed to by the writings of St Bede. He reposed at Bamburgh.
Adalbald Feb 2 + 652. Born in Flanders in Belgium, he was a son or grandson of St Gertrude of Hamage. He married a lady named Rictrude, who is also venerated as a saint together with their four children, Maurontius, Clotsindis, Eusebia and Adalsindis. Adalbald was murdered by relatives of his wife who disapproved of the marriage and he was venerated as a martyr.
Ida (Ita, Iduberga) of Nivelles May 8 + 652. A widow, she became a nun at Nivelles in Belgium under her daughter, St Gertrude.
Gratus Oct 8 + c 652. Bishop of Châlons-sur-Saône in France.
Jurmin Feb 23 653. An East Anglian prince, son or nephew of King Anna (634-654). His relics were enshrined at Bury St Edmunds in England.
Caimin (Cammin) of Inniskeltra March 24 March 25 + 653. An ascetic who lived as a hermit on an island in Lough Derg in Ireland. Many disciples were attracted to him on account of his holiness. Later he founded a monastery and church on the island of the Seven Churches and worked with St Senan. A fragment of the Psalter of St Caimin, copied in his own hand, still exists.
Lonochilus (Longis, Lenogisil) and Agnofleda Apr 2 + 653 and 638. The first was a priest who founded a monastery in Maine in France, Agnofleda was a holy virgin.
Honorius of Canterbury Sept 30 + 653. Born in Rome, he succeeded St Justus as fifth Archbishop of Canterbury in England (627). He was consecrated bishop at Lincoln by St Paulinus and himself consecrated St Felix for East Anglia and St Ithamar, the first English bishop, for Rochester.
Irene Oct 20 + c 653. A nun in Portugal, honoured especially in Santarem.
Romaricus Dec 8 + 653. A monk at Luxeuil in France, he founded the monastery of Habendum (afterwards called Remiremont, i.e. Romarici Mons, of which he became the second abbot.
Bavo Oct 1 c 589-654. Born in Brabant in Belgium, in his early years he lived badly. Left a widower, he was converted by St Amandus and founded the monastery of St Peter in Ghent (later called St Bavo's) and became a monk there. Finally he lived as a hermit.
Benedict of Sebaste Oct 23 + c 654. Bishop of Sebaste in Samaria, he escaped to Gaul during the persecution of Julian the Apostate. He built a hermitage near Poitiers in France which later became the monastery of St Benedict of Quincay.
Molagga (Laicin) Jan 20 + c 655. Born in Ireland, he was a disciple of St David in Wales. He founded a monastery in Fulachmhin (Fermoy) in Ireland.
Martin I Apr 13 (In the East Apr 14) + 655. Born in Umbria, he was elected Pope of Rome in 649. He called a Council at once and condemned Monothelitism. Imperial wrath fell on him and in 653 he was deported to Naxos in the Aegean. The following year he was condemned to death at a mock trial and finally taken as a prisoner to the Chersonese where he died of starvation.
Madelgisilus (Mauguille) May 30 + c 655. Born in Ireland, he was disciple of St Fursey. After some years of monastic life at St Riquier in France, he went to live as a hermit with St Pulgan near Monstrelet.
Gibitrudis Oct 26 + c 655. A nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie in France.
Foillan Oct 31 + c 655. Brother of Sts Fursey and Ultan. They left Ireland for East Anglia in England. St Foillan became the Abbot of Burgh Castle near Yarmouth but when this monastery was destroyed, he went to Belgium. St Ita of Nivelles gave him land at Fosses where he founded a monastery. He enlightened Brabant but was killed by robbers and is venerated as a martyr.
Desiderius Nov 15 + 655. He succeeded his own brother, St Rusticus, as Bishop of Cahors in France (630-655).
Sigiranus (Cyran, Siran, Sigram) Dec 5 + c 655 (or 690?). Born in a noble family, he became archdeacon of Tours in France, where his father was bishop. Then he became a monk and founded monasteries at Meobecq and Lonrey. The latter was called Saint-Cyran after him.
Sigebert Feb 1 631-656. Sigebert III was King of Austrasia, now eastern France. He lived piously but reposed at the age of twenty-five. He was revered as the founder of numerous hospitals, churches and monasteries, among them Stavelot and Malmédy in Belgium.
Mochoemoc (Mochaemhog, Pulcherius, Vulcanius) March 13 + c 656. Born in Munster in Ireland, he was the nephew of St Ita. He became a monk at Bangor in Co. Down under St Comgall and later founded Liath-Mochoemoc.
Ithamar June 10 + c 656. Born in Kent, he was the first English bishop and succeeded St Paulinus as Bishop of Rochester in England.
Burgundofara (or Fara) Apr 3 and Dec 7 + 657. Blessed by St Columbanus as a child, she became a nun despite her father's opposition, and so began the convent of Brige in France. This was later called Faremoutiers, i.e. Fara's Monastery, where she was abbess for thirty-seven years.
Eugene June 2 + 657. A priest in Rome who acted for St Martin during the latter's exile in the Chersonese. After St Martin's martyrdom in 655, Eugene was chosen to succeed him. Gentle and kind to the poor, he opposed Monothelitism with courage.
Hieu (Heiu) Sept 2 + c 657. She became a nun and then Abbess of Tadcaster in Yorkshire in England.
Annemond (Chamond) Sept 28 + 657. Archbishop of Lyons in France, he was murdered in Châlon-sur-Saône.
Chamond (Annemond) Sept 28 + 657. Archbishop of Lyons, murdered by the tyrant Ebroin.
Domnus of Vienne Nov 3 + 657. Successor of St Desiderius the Martyr as Bishop of Vienne in France. He was zealous in ransoming captives.
EugeneI of Toledo Nov 13 + 657. A Spanish Goth, born in Toledo in Spain. He became a monk at St Engracia in Saragossa. Finally, in 646, he became Bishop of Toledo. He was a gifted poet and musician and zealous for the beauty of the liturgy
Diman (Dimas, Dima) Jan 6 + 658. A monk with St Columba and afterwards Bishop of Connor in Ireland.
Geremarus (Germer) Sept 24 + c 658. Born in Beauvais in the north of France, with the consent of his saintly wife he became a monk at the monastery of Pentale, where he later became abbot. He later lived as a hermit in a cave nearby. In 655 he founded the monastery of Flay, between Beauvais and Rouen, which became known as Saint-Germer.
Pardulf (Pardoux) Oct 6 c 658-38. Born in Sardent near Guéret in France, he became a hermit but then went to the monastery of Guéret where he became abbot. At the time of the Saracen invasion he remained alone in the monastery which he saved through his prayers.
Diuma Dec 7 + 658. Born in Ireland, he helped convert Mercia in England as a missionary and bishop.
Judicäel Dec 17 + 658. King of Brittany, much loved by his people. After a victorious reign he abdicated and spent the last twenty years of his life in the monastery of Gäel near Vannes.
Gertrude of Nivelles March 17 626-659. Daughter of Pepin of Landen and of St Ida. Ida founded the convent of Nivelles for herself and her daughter but insisted on Gertrude being the first abbess. Though only twenty years of age, Gertrude accepted this obedience. At the age of thirty she resigned in favour of her niece Wilfetrudis.
Colman of Glendalough Dec 12 + 659. Abbot of Glendalough in Ireland.
Clarus Jan 1 + c 660. A monk at the monastery of St Ferreol, he was chosen abbot of the monastery of St Marcellus in Vienne in France.
Blitmund Jan 3 + 660 ? A monk at Bobbio in Italy. He followed St Walaricus (St Valéry) to France, where they founded the monastery of Leucone, later called Saint-Valéry. St Blitmund was the second abbot.
John Camillus the Good Jan 10 + c 660. Bishop of Milan in Italy. He worked against Arianism and Monothelitism.
Sethrid (Saethryth) Jan 10 + c 660. Stepdaughter of Anna, King of East Anglia. She became a nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie in France under St Fara, whom she succeeded as abbess. She was the half-sister of Sts Etheldred (Audrey) and Ethelburgh.
Thomian (Toimen) Jan 10 + c 660. Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland 623-c 660.
Racho (Ragnobert) Jan 25 + c 660. Bishop of Autun in France.
Ercongotha Feb 21 + 660. Daughter of King Erconbert of Kent and St Saxburgh. She became a nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie under her aunt, St Ethelburgh, but reposed when very young.
Boniface Curitan March 14 + c 660. Bishop of Ross, very likely a Roman by birth, he enlightened the Picts and Scots. He is said to have founded a great many churches.
Zosimus March 30 + c 660. At the age of seven he was taken to the monastery of Santa Lucia near Syracuse in Sicily. After thirty years as a monk, he was successively made abbot and bishop of the city. He reposed at the age of ninety.
Theodichildis (Telchildis) June 28 + c 660. A nun at Faremoutiers in France, she became the first Abbess of Jouarre.
Eternus July 15 + c 660. The ninth Bishop of Evreux in France.
Donatus Aug 7 + c 660. A monk at Luxeuil in France, he became Bishop of Besançon in 624. He did much to encourage monasticism and founded a monastery dedicated to St Paul in Besançon.
Magnus Aug 19 + 660. Born in Avignon in France, he was appointed governor of the town. After his wife's death he joined the monks of Lérins, where his son St Agricola had preceded him and where he became bishop.
Elias Aug 26 + 660. A monk who became Bishop of Syracuse in Sicily.
Magnus Oct 6 + c 660. Born in Venice in Italy, he became Bishop of Oderzo on the Adriatic and later of Heraclea.
Sindulf of Rheims Oct 20 + 660. Born in Gascony, he lived as a hermit in Aussonce near Rheims in France.
Syra Oct 23 + c 660. A nun at Faremoutiers in France, from where she was asked by Bishop Ragneboldus to become Abbess of Châlons-sur-Marne.
Antoninus Oct 31 + 660. Called Fontana, he was Archbishop of Milan in Italy.
Begu Oct 31 + 660. A nun at Hackness in Yorkshire in England.
Floribert (Florbert) Nov 1 + c 660. Abbot of monasteries in Ghent, Mont-Blandin and Saint-Bavon in Belgium.
Eligius (Eloi, Eloy) Dec 1 588-660. Born in Limoges in France, he was a skilled metalsmith and examples of his art survived until the French Revolution. He became master of the mint in Paris under King Clotaire II but in 640 became a priest and soon after Bishop of Noyon. He enlightened the areas round Antwerp, Ghent and Courtra in Belgium, and founded the monastery of Solignac and many other monasteries and convents.
Eloquius (Eloque) Dec 3 + c 660. Disciple and successor of St Fursey as Abbot of Lagny in France.
Finan Feb 17 + 661. Born in Ireland, he became a monk at Iona in Scotland and succeeded St Aidan in the Northumbrian Church. With St Cedd and others he enlightened parts of the south of England.
Boswell (Boisil) Feb 23 + c 661. Abbot of Melrose in Scotland. Sts Cuthbert and Egbert were among his monks. Both admired him greatly, as did St Bede. His favourite reading was the Gospel of St John.
Palladius Apr 10 + 661. Abbot of St Germanus in Auxerre in France, he became bishop there and founded several monasteries.
Landericus June 10 + c 661. Bishop of Paris in France from 650. He founded the first hospital - Hôtel-Dieu - in Paris.
Genesius June 3 + 662. Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne in France. He is described as learned, benevolent, surpassingly good, loved by old and young, rich and poor.
Haduin (Harduin) Aug 20 + c 662. Bishop of Le Mans in France, he founded several monasteries including Notre-Dame-d'Evron.
Cummian Fada Nov 12 + 662. A monk at Clonfert, he founded the monastery of Kilcummin.
Remaclus Sept 3 + c 663. A noble born in Aquitaine in France, he became a monk and the first Abbot of Solignac near Limoges and then of Cougnon in Luxembourg. About the year 648 he founded the monasteries of Stavelot and Malmédy in Belgium and in 652 he became Bishop of Maastricht in Holland.
Cunibert Nov 12 + c 663. Archbishop of Cologne in Germany. He was an untiring builder of churches and monasteries.
Deusdedit July 14 + 664. Born in England and baptised Frithona, he was the first Englishman to become Archbishop of Canterbury, succeeding St Honorius in 655.
Ethelburgh (Ethelburga, Aubierge) July 7 + c 664. The daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia in England. She became a nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie in France, where she became abbess after St Fara.
Tuda Oct 21 + 664. An monk from Ireland who succeeded St Colman as Bishop of Lindisfarne in England. He died of the plague within the first year of his appointment.
Cedd Oct 26 + 664. Brother of St Chad of Lichfield, he was a monk at Lindisfarne who enlightened the Midlands of England and later became Bishop of the East Saxons. He founded monasteries in Tilbury and Lastingham.
Cadwallader Nov 12 + 664. A pious king who lived in Wales.
Fechin Jan 20 + c 665. Born in Connaught in Ireland, he founded several monasteries. His name is connected with Fobhar (Fore) in Westmeath. Ecclefechan and St Vigean's near Arbroath in Scotland are also called after him.
Fructuosus Apr 16 + 665. Born in Spain, he became a monk and then a hermit in the Vierzo Mountains, where disciples gathered around him. Fructuosus was eventually forced to become Bishop of Dumium and later Archbishop of Braga.
Patricia Aug 25 + c 665. Born in Constantinople and related to the imperial family, in order to escape marriage she went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and then to Rome, where she became a nun. She died in Naples in Italy where she is one of the patron-saints.
Salaberga Sept 22 + c 665. As a child she was healed of blindness by St Eustace of Lisieux in France. She married very young but her husband died after only two months. Her second husband was St Blandinus and she had five children, two of whom are venerated as saints. In later years husband and wife took up the monastic life, Salaberga in Poulangey. Later she founded the convent of St John the Baptist in Laon where she reposed.
Numerian (Memorian) July 5 + c 666. Son of a rich man in Trier in Germany, he first became a monk at Remiremont in France with St Arnulf and then went to the monastery of Luxeuil with St Waldebert. Later he became Bishop of Trier.
Magnus (Magnoaldus, Maginold, Mang) Sept 6 + c 666. Born in Ireland, he preached with Sts Columbanus and Gall. He founded the monastery of Füssen in Bavaria in Germany.
Aurea Oct 4 + 666. A Syrian, she moved to France and became Abbess of St Martial in Paris, where she remained for thirty-three years.
Ildephonsus Jan 23 607-667. Nephew of St Eugene of Toledo in Spain. He knew St Isidore of Seville and became a monk and Abbot of Agli on the Tagus near Toledo. He became Archbishop there in 657. He excelled as a writer, especially on the Mother of God.
Adrian March 19 + c 668. A disciple of St Landoald, he was murdered while begging alms for his monastery near Maastricht in Holland and was venerated as a martyr.
Landoald and Amantius March 19 + c 668. A priest and deacon who helped enlighten what is now Belgium and north-eastern France. They founded the church at Wintershoven.
Waldebert (Walbert, Gaubert) May 2 + c 668. A monk and from about 628 Abbot of Luxeuil in France. The monastery was very influential and St Waldebert helped St Salaberga found a convent in Laon.
Wandrille (Wandregisilus, Vandrille) July 22 c 600-668. Born near Verdun, he served in the king's palace and married. After a pilgrimage to Rome his wife became a nun and he became a monk at Roumain-Moutier. Some ten years later he founded the monastery of Fontenelle in the north of France which came to have over three hundred monks.
Nunctus (Noint) Oct 22 + 668. Abbot of a monastery near Mérida in the west of Spain. He was murdered by robbers and venerated as a martyr.
Judocus (Judganoc, Josse) Dec 13 + c 668. A priest, brother of King Judicäel of Brittany. After a pilgrimage to Rome, he left Brittany and lived as a hermit in Villiers-Saint-Josse.
Cumine the White Feb 24 or Oct 6 + 669. Born in Ireland, he became Abbot of Iona and wrote a life of St Columba.
Serenicus and Serenus May 7 + c 669. Two brothers belonging to a noble family in Spoleto in Italy. They became monks and later settled as hermits near the River Sarthe in France. Serenus remained a hermit till the end of his life, but Serenicus became the abbot of a monastery with some one hundred and forty monks.
Autbert Dec 13 + c 669. Bishop of Cambrai-Arras in France, he encouraged monastic life and founded monasteries including that of St Vedast (Saint Vaast) in Arras. Under him Hainault and Flanders became a vast monastic colony.
Ferreolus (Fergéol) Jan 16 + c 670. Bishop of Grenoble in France.
Goban (Gobain) June 20 + 670. Born in Ireland and a disciple of St Fursey, he became a monk with him at Burgh Castle in Suffolk. He followed his abbot to France and they lived as hermits in the forest near the Oise. He was murdered by barbarians at the place now called Saint Gobain.
Etto (Hetto) July 10 + c 670. Born in Ireland. He was Abbot of St Peter's at Fescau in Belgium and also bishop.
Fiacre (Fiacrius, Fiaker, Fèvre) Aug 30 + c 670. Born in Ireland, he was given land by St Faro of Meaux in France. He lived here for the rest of his life, attracting many disciples for whom he built the monastery of Breuil.
Nivard Sept 1 + c 670. Archbishop of Rheims in France.
Omer (Audomarus) Sept 9 c 595-670. Born near Constance in Switzerland, he became a monk at Luxeuil and after some twenty years Bishop of Thérouanne in the north of France. In order to enlighten the region, St Omer covered the area with monasteries. The saint himself helped found the monastery of Sithin, around which grew up the town now known as Saint Omer.
Theodard Sept 10 + c 670. A disciple of St Remaclus at Malmédy-Stavelot in Belgium and his successor as Abbot (653) and Bishop of Maastricht (663). He was murdered by robbers in the forest of Bienwald near Speyer in Germany on a journey undertaken in defence of his church.
Adelphus Sept 11 + c 670. Grandson of St Romaricus and his successor as Abbot of Remiremont in the east of France.
Bodo Sept 11 + c 670. Born in Toul in France, he was the brother of St Salaberga. He married but, by mutual consent, he and his wife entered monasteries. He became a monk in Laon but was forced to leave to become Bishop of Toul. He founded monasteries at Etival, Bon-Moutier and Affonville.
Ermenfridus Sept 25 + c 670. A monk at Luxeuil in France. Later he founded the monastery of Cusance.
Magnobodus (Mainboeuf) Oct 16 + c 670. Bishop of Angers in France.
Hildemarca Oct 25 + c 670. A nun at the convent of St Eulalia in Bordeaux, who became Abbess of Fécamp in the north of France.
Sigolinus (Sighelm) Oct 29 + c 670. Abbot of Stavelot and Malmédy in Belgium.
Maxellendis Nov 13 + c 670. She was stabbed to death in Caudry near Cambrai in the north of France because she wished to be a nun.
Wilfetrudis Nov 23 + c 670. Second Abbess of Nivelles in Belgium, founded by her aunt St Gertrude.
Lactan March 19 + 672. Born near Cork in Ireland, St Comgall entrusted him to found a monastery at Achadh-Ur, now Freshford, in Kilkenny.
Erembert May 14 + c 672. Born at Wocourt near Passy in France, he became a monk at Fontenelle (c 640) and Bishop of Toulouse (c 656.
Ampelius July 7 + c 672. Bishop of Milan in Italy under the Lombards. he exerted a great influence for good among the invading Lombards.
Vitalian Jan 27 (In the East July 23) + 672. Pope of Rome from 657 to 672. He was much troubled by Monothelitism. He consecrated Theodore of Tarsus as Archbishop of Canterbury in 668.
Frodobert Jan 8 + c 673. A monk at Luxeuil in France, he founded the monastery of Moutier-la-Celle near Troyes, where he led a life of unceasing prayer and asceticism.
Chad (Ceadda) March 2 + 673. Brother of St Cedd, he was a monk at Lindisfarne with St Aidan and in Ireland. On returning to England, he became Abbot of Lastingham. He became Bishop of York, but then out of humility agreed to go to Mercia as bishop. He lived in Lichfield and reposed there. His relics are preserved in the Cathedral dedicated to him in Birmingham.
Mailduf May 17 + 673. Born in Ireland, he went to England and founded the monastery of Malmesbury, where St Aldhelm was among his disciples.
Amandus of Elnon Feb 6 c 675. Born near Nantes in France, he lived as a hermit in Bourges for fifteen years. At the age of thirty-three he became a bishop and preached in Flanders in Belgium, Carinthia in Austria and among the Basques in Spain. He founded many monasteries in all these places, of which the best known is Elnon near Tournai, where he went in his old age and reposed aged over ninety.
Emilian (Eminian) March 10 + 675. Born in Ireland, he became a monk and then Abbot of Lagny in France.
Placid (Placidus, Plait) May 7 + c 675. Abbot of St Symphorian in Autun in France.
Frugentius Sept 3 + 675. A monk at Fleury, martyred with St Aigulphus, Abbot of Lérins in France.
Ethelburgh (Ethelburga) Oct 11 + c 675. Sister of St Erconwald of London, who helped found the convent of Barking in Essex where she became abbess.
Goeznoveus Oct 25 + 675. Brother of St Maughan, he left Cornwall for Brittany and became Bishop of Léon.
Guesnoveus (Gouernou) Oct 25 + 675. Bishop of Quimper in Brittany and founder of a monastery near Brest where he reposed.
Edfrid (Eadfrid) Oct 26 + c 675. A priest from Northumbria in England, he preached in Mercia and founded a monastery in Leominster.
Faro Oct 28 + c 675. A brother of Sts Fara and Cognoaldus. He became a monk, either at Luxeuil or else at Rebais and finally Bishop of Meaux in France (626). He greatly encouraged monasticism.
Gebetrude (Gertrude) Nov 7 + c 675. Third Abbess of Remiremont in France.
Mildgyth Jan 17 + c 676. The youngest of the three holy virgins of Minster-in-Thanet in England - Milburgh, Mildred and Mildgyth.
Amarinus Jan 25 + 676. Abbot of a monastery in the Vosges in France and companion in martyrdom of St Praejectus (St Priest), Bishop of Clermont. The valley of Saint-Amarian in Alsace is named after him.
Praejectus (Priest, Prest, Preils, Prix) Jan 25 + 676. He became Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne in France. He encouraged monasticism but was murdered by evildoers at Volvic in the Vosges.
Colman of Lindisfame Feb 18 + 676. Born in Connaught in Ireland, he became a monk at Iona in Scotland. He was then chosen as third Abbot of Lindisfarne in England. He later returned to Ireland, founding a monastery on Innisboffin Island for Irish monks and a monastery for English monks (Mayo of the Saxons).
Gundebert (Gumbert, Gondelbert) Feb 21 + c 676. Bishop of Sens in France, he left and went to the Vosges, where he founded the monastery of Senones (c 660).
Aigulphus (Ayou, Ayoul) Sept 3 c 630-676. Born in Blois in France, at the age of twenty he became a monk at Fleury. He was sent to Montecassino to attempt to obtain the relics of St Benedict and later became Abbot of Lérins. With four of his monks he was taken by evildoers to an island near Corsica where they were all martyred.
Gerinus (Garinus, Werinus) Oct 2 + 676. Brother of St Leodegarius (Leger) and like him persecuted by the tyrant Ebroin. He was stoned to death near Arras in the north of France.
Germanus and Randoald Feb 21 + c 677. Born in Trier in Germany, he became a monk at Remiremont in the east of France. From there he went to Luxeuil and later he became Abbot of Granfield in the Val Moutier in Switzerland. Together with another monk, Randoald, he was martyred by the local magnate while interceding on behalf of the poor.
Barbolenus June 26 + c 677. A monk at Luxeuil and afterwards first Abbot of St Peter's, later St Maur-des-Fossés, in the north of France.
Vincent (Madelgarus) Sept 20 + 677. Madelgarus was the husband of St Waldetrudis. They had four children, all saints: Landericus, Dentin, Madalberta and Aldegtrudis. About the year 653 she became a nun and Madelgarus became a monk with the name of Vincent in Haumont in Belgium which he had founded. Later he founded another monastery in Soignies, also in Belgium.
Nathalan Jan 19 + c 678. Born of a wealthy family in Scotland, he became a hermit and was praised for earning his living by tilling the soil, 'which comes closest to divine contemplation'. He became a bishop and lived in Tullicht.
Walbert (Vaubert) May 11 + c 678. A noble of holy life born in Belgium, he was the husband of St Bertilia and father of Sts Waldetrudis and Aldegundis.
Arbogast July 21 + c 678. Born in Aquitaine in France, he was a hermit in Alsace when King Dagobert II forced him to become Bishop of Strasbourg, where he showed great humility and wisdom. At his own request he was buried in the place set apart for the burial of criminals. A church was soon built over his tomb.
Mummolus (Mommolus, Mommolenus) Aug 8 + c 678. Second Abbot of Fleury in France. He had relics of Sts Benedict and Scholastica brought from Italy and so Fleury came to be known as Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire.
Sigrada Aug 8 + c 678. Mother of Sts Leodegarius and Warinus, as a widow she became a nun at the convent in Soissons in France. She reposed shortly after the martyrdom of her sons.
Leodegarius (Leger) Oct 2 c 616-678. Nephew of the Bishop of Poitiers in France, in 653 he became Abbot of St Maxentius. In 659 he became Bishop of Autun. His connection with the court brought on him the fury of the tyrant Ebroin who had the saint imprisoned, blinded and finally murdered.
Deodatus June 19 + 679. Bishop of Nevers in France in 655, he later lived as a hermit in the Vosges. Later he founded a monastery at Ebersheimmünster near Strasbourg.
Audrey (Etheldred, Etheldreda) June 23 + 679. Born in Suffolk in England, she was a daughter of King Anna of East Anglia and a sister of Sts Saxburgh, Ethelburgh and Withburgh. Twice married, she remained a virgin. She became a nun at Coldingham and then went to Ely where she became abbess. She lived a life of great holiness and simplicity. Her body remained incorrupt after death and her hand-relic survives in Ely to this day.
Marcius (Mark, Martin) Oct 24 + c 679. A hermit at Montecassino in Italy. He lived in a cave on Mount Massicus (Mondragone) where he reposed.
Genesius Nov 1 + c 679. A monk at Fontenelle in France, he became chaplain at the palace of Queen Bathild and in 658 Bishop of Lyons. He reposed at the convent of Chelles near Paris.
Dagobert II Dec 23 + 679. The King of Austrasia in the east of France, he was exiled to a monastery in 656, recalled in 675 and martyred by the tyrant Ebroin
Kiara (Chier) Jan 5 + c 680. A spiritual daughter of St Fintan Munnu. She lived in Ireland near Nenagh in Co. Tipperary, at a place now called Kilkeary after her.
Bathildis Jan 30 + 680. Born in England, she was sold as a slave to the mayor of the palace of the Kingdom of Neustria. In 649 King Clovis II married her and she became the mother of three future kings. After her husband's death, she was regent of France (656-664). When Clotaire III came of age, she became a nun at the convent of Chelles which she had founded.
Adamnan Jan 31 + c 680. Born in Ireland, he became a monk at Coldingham, now in Scotland.
Caedmon Feb 11 + c 680. A Northumbrian, who worked at the monastery of Whitby in England as a farm-labourer. He was the first Englishman to write Orthodox hymns.
Owen (Owin) March 4 + c 680. After working as a steward in the household of St Audrey (Etheldred), he became a monk at Lastingham in England with St Chad. When the latter became Bishop of Mercia, he settled St Owen with other monks at a monastery near Lichfield.
Cyneburgh, Cyneswith and Tibba March 6 + c 680. Cyneburgh and Cyneswith were daughters of Penda of Mercia in England, who was notorious for his opposition to Orthodoxy. The former founded a convent in Castor in Northamptonshire and was followed as abbess by her sister. Tibba was a relative who joined them at the convent. Their relics were enshrined together.
Eusebia March 16 + c 680. Eldest daughter of Sts Adalbald and Rictrudis, she became a nun at Hamage or Hamay in Belgium, a convent which had been founded by her grandmother St Gertrude and where she later became abbess.
Failbhe March 22 + c 680. Abbot of Iona in Scotland. He came from Ireland and was the brother of St Finan of Rath.
Humbert March 25 + c 680. A disciple of St Amandus who helped found the monastery of Marolles in Belgium.
Agericus (Aguy, Airy) Apr 11 + c 680. A disciple of St Eligius (Eloi) who became Abbot of St Martin's in Tours in France.
Bertha May 1 + c 680. Foundress of Avenay in France, she is honoured as a martyr.
Adalsindis May 3 c 680. Sister of St Waldalenus, founder of the monastery of Bèze in France. She became abbess of a convent near Bèze.
Anastasius May 30 + 680. A convert from Arianism, he became Bishop of Pavia in the north of Italy in 668. He is often called Anastasius II to distinguish him from one of his predecessors.
Rambert (Ragnebert, Ragnobert) June 13 + c 680. A courtier in Austrasia in the east of France, he was murdered by the tyrant Ebroin in the Jura mountains. He has always been honoured as a martyr.
Deodatus (Dié, Didier, Dieu-Donné, Adéodat) June 19 + c 680. A bishop who founded and was abbot of the monastery of Val-de-Galilée - Jointures in France.
Pascharius (Pasquier) July 10 + c 680. Bishop of Nantes in France. He founded the monastery of Aindre.
Reineldis (Raineldis, Reinaldes) and Companions July 16 + c 680. Daughter of St Amelberg and sister of St Gudula. She was a nun at Saintes in Belgium where she was martyred together with two companions by the Huns.
Severa July 20 + c 680. Sister of St Modoald, Bishop of Trier in Germany. First Abbess of St Gemma (later Sainte-Sevère) in Villeneuve near Bourges in France.
Ermengyth July 30 + c 680. A sister of St Ermenburgh. She lived as a nun at Minster-in-Thanet in England.
Ternatius (Terniscus) Aug 8 + c 680. Eleventh Bishop of Besançon in the east of France.
Agilberta (Aguilberta, Gilberta) Aug 10 + c 680. Second Abbess of Jouarre, elected in about 660. She was a relative of St Ebrigisil, of St Ado, founder of Jouarre, and of St Agilbert, Bishop of Paris.
Columbinus Sept 13 + c 680. Successor of St Deicola as Abbot of Lure in France
Cunibert Sept 16 + c 680. Successor of St Humbert as Abbot of Maroilles near Cambrai in France.
Gislenus (Ghislain, Guislain) Oct 9 + 680. A hermit who lived in the forest in Hainault in Belgium where several disciples gathered around him. He built the monastery of Sts Peter and Paul, now Saint-Ghislain near Mons, where he was abbot for thirty years.
Lambert and Valerius (Bellère, Beriher) Oct 9 + c 680. Disciples of St Gislenus in Belgium and the north of France.
Baldwin (Baudoin) Oct 16 + c 680. Son of St Salaberga and brother of St Anstrude, Abbess of Laon in France. He was murdered, which led to his veneration as a martyr.
Berarius Oct 17 + c 680. Bishop of Le Mans in France.
Modesta Nov 4 + c 680. Niece of St Modoald in France and first Abbess of Oehren in Trier in Germany.
Hild (Hilda) Nov 17 614-680. Born in Northumbria, she was a relative of King Edwin. Baptised as a child by St Paulinus in 631, at the age of thirty-three she joined the nuns of Hartlepool in Northumberland where soon after she became abbess. Later she became Abbess of Whitby. Her influence was one of the most decisive factors in uniting the Church in seventh century England. Five of her monks became bishops.
Agatho Jan 10 (In the East Feb 20) + 681. Pope of Rome from 678 to 681. A Sicilian from Palermo, he called for the holding of the Sixth Oecumenical Council in Constantinople in 680 against Monothelitism.
Barbatus (Barbas) Feb 19 c 612-682. Born in Benevento in Italy, he rendered great service to his native town as a priest and then as bishop, especially when it was under siege. He took part in the Sixth Oecumenical Council in Constantinople at which Monothelitism was condemned.
Generosus July 16 + c 682. Abbot of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes in Poitou in France.
Raverranus Nov 7 + 682. Bishop of Séez in France .
Leo II July 3 + 683. Born in Sicily, he became Pope of Rome in 681. During his papacy, the former Pope Honorius I was condemned for not denouncing Monothelitism.
Ebba the Elder Aug 25 + 683. Sister of Sts Oswald and Oswy, Kings of Northumbria, she became a nun at Lindisfarne. Having founded the convent of Coldingham, now in Scotland, she became abbess there.
Aldegund Jan 30 630-684. Sister of St Waldetrudis, Abbess of Mons in Belgium. She founded the convent of Maubeuge in the north of France.
Philibert Aug 20 c 608-684. Born in Gascony in France, at the age of twenty he became a monk and then Abbot of Rébais. Later he founded and was Abbot of Jumièges. He opposed the tyrant Ebroin and was imprisoned and exiled. Before his repose he also founded the monastery of Noirmoutier, restored Quinçay and helped several others.
Ouen (Audöenus, Aldwin, Owen, Dado) Aug 24 610-684. He founded the monastery of Rebais in France, was consecrated Bishop of Rouen in 641, attending the Council of Châlons in 644 and reposing at what is now a suburb of Paris, named St Ouen after him.
Vigilius March 11 + 685. Successor of St Palladius (661) as Bishop of Auxerre in France. By order of the mayor of the palace he was murdered in a forest near Compiègne.
Benedict II May 8 + 685. Born in Rome, he became Pope of Rome in 683.
Agilbert (Aglibert) Oct 11 + c 685. A monk at Jouarre in France with Abbot Ado. He went to England and preached in Wessex. When he returned to France, he became Bishop of Paris. He was buried at Jouarre, where his tomb is still preserved.
Erhard Jan 8 + c 686. Born in Ireland, he preached the Gospel as a bishop in Bavaria in Germany, mainly around Regensburg.
Waningus (Vaneng) Jan 9 + c 686. Born near Rouen, he became a monk and helped St Wandrille found Fontenelle. Soon after he himself founded another important monastery in Fécamp in France.
Arwald Apr 22 + 686. Two brothers, sons of Arwald, a prince in the Isle of Wight, whose proper names are lost. They were put to death by soldiers of King Ceadwalla, then a pagan, on the day after their baptism.
Adalgis (Adelgis, Algis) June 2 + c 686. Born in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Fursey and preached around Arras and Laon in the north of France. He founded a small monastery in the forest of Thiquerarche in Picardy, around which grew up the village of Saint Algis.
Domitian and Hadelin June 15 + c 686. Two disciples of St Landelinus at Lobbes in Belgium.
Landelinus June 15 c 625-686. Born near Bapaume, Landelinus lived for a time as a robber, but he repented and became a monk. He was later ordained and founded monasteries in France and Belgium, at Lobbes in 654, Aulne (656), Walers (657) and Crespin (Crepy) in 670.
Mummolin (Mommolinus) Oct 16 + c 686. Born in Constance in Switzerland, he became a monk at Luxeuil in France and was eventually sent to St Omer and made Abbot of the Old Monastery (now Saint Mommolin). From there he became Abbot of Sithin, founded by his friend St Bertinus. Finally in 660 he was made Bishop of Noyon-Tournai in Belgium.
Eata Oct 26 + c 686. A monk at Ripon in England. He later left it for Melrose in Scotland where he became abbot. After the Council of Whitby, he became Abbot of Lindisfarne. In 678 he became Bishop of Lindisfarne and later of Hexham.
Bertilia Jan 3 + c 687. A noble virgin who took a vow of continence with her husband. On his death she lived as an anchoress near a church she had founded at Maroeuil (Marolles) in Flanders in Belgium.
Cuthbert March 20 + 687. He was a shepherd boy until he became a monk at Melrose in Scotland. After the Council of Whitby, he went to Lindisfarne where he became Abbot. In March 685, he was consecrated Bishop of Lindisfarne. After his repose his relics were found to be incorrupt and eventually they were taken to Durham. One of the most famous English saints, he is the called the Wonderworker of England. His relics are revered in Durham to this day.
Herbert March 20 + 687. A priest and friend of St Cuthbert, who lived as a hermit on the island named after him on Lake Derwentwater in England. The two saints were granted their prayer to repose on the same day.
Aichardus (Aicard, Achard) Sept 15 + c 687. Born in Poitiers in France, the son of an officer at the court of Clotaire II, early in life he became a monk at Ansion in Poitou. Here he spent thirty-nine years, later becoming Abbot of St Benedict's at Quinçay near Poitiers. Finally he succeeded St Philibert as Abbot of Jumièges, where there were nearly one thousand monks.
Eosterwine March 7 + 688. A Northumbrian noble, he entered the monastery of Wearmouth with his relative St Benedict. He succeeded St Benedict as abbot. He was celebrated for his gentleness.
Waldetrudis (Vaudru) Apr 9 + c 688. Daughter of Sts Walbert and Bertilia, wife of St Vincent Madelgarus and mother of Sts Landericus, Dentelin, Madalberta and Aldetrudis. When her husband became a monk she founded a convent and became a nun. The town of Mons in Belgium grew up around the convent.
Lambert of Lyons Apr 14 + 688. Born in the north of France, he became a monk at Fontenelle with St Wandrille whom he succeeded as abbot in 666. In 678 he became Bishop of Lyons.
Rictrudis May 12 + 688. Born in Gascony in France, she married St Adalbald, by whom she had four children - all saints, Maurontius, Eusebia, Clotsindis and Adalsindis. After her husband's repose she became a nun and founded the convent of Marchiennes in the north of France.
Sigfrid Aug 22 + 688. A monk and disciple of St Benedict Biscop, he became Abbot of Wearmouth in England in 686. He was an example of monastic virtue.
Anstrudis (Austrude, Austru) Oct 17 + 688. Daughter of Sts Blandinus and Salaberga, the founders of the convent of St John the Baptist in Laon. Mother and daughter were successively the first two abbesses. She had much to suffer at the hands of Ebroin, the oppressor of all the saints of that age.
Avitus II of Clermont Feb 21 + 689. Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne in France from 676 to 689. He was one of the great bishops of the age.
Ceadwalla (Cadwalla) Apr 20 + 689. A King of Wessex in England, he was a cruel and cunning pagan. He was converted and went to Rome, where he was baptised by Pope Sergius and died in the white robe of baptism.
Annobert (Alnobert) May 16 + c 689. A monk at Almenèches, he was consecrated Bishop of Séez in France in about 685.
Kilian (Chilianus), Colman and Totnan July 8 + c 689. Monks from Ireland who enlightened Franconia and East Thuringia, where they were martyred. Kilian was Bishop of Wurzburg in Germany where he is still honoured.
Wulmar (Ulmar, Ulmer, Vilmarus, Volmar) July 20 + 689. Born near Boulogne in the north of France, he became a monk and later founded the monastery of Samer near Boulogne, later called Saint-Vulmaire after him. He also founded a convent at Wierre-aux-Bois.
Benedict Biscop Jan 12 c 628-c 690 Born in Northumbria, Biscop Baducing made two pilgrimages to Rome early in life and after the second became a monk at Lérins. After a third journey to Rome, bringing back books and icons, he returned to England and founded the monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow (674-682). He visited Rome twice more after that.
Theofrid (Theofroy) Jan 26 + c 690. A monk at Luxeuil in France who became Abbot of Corbie and a bishop.
Severus Feb 1 + c 690. Born of poor parents in the Cotentin in the north of France, he became Abbot and Bishop of Avranches. Before his repose he returned to monastic life.
Hadelin Feb 3 + c 690. Born in Gascony in France, he followed St Remaclus to Solignac, Maastricht and Stavelot and founded the monastery of Chelles, also in Belgium. He lived as a hermit near Dinant on the Meuse.
Liephard Feb 4 + 690? According to tradition he was born in England and was a bishop and companion of King Cadwalla during the latter's pilgrimage to Rome. While returning to England, Liephard was murdered near Cambrai in France.
Andrew of Elnon Feb 6 + c 690. A monk and disciple of St Amandus at Elnon in France, whom he succeeded as Abbot. His relics were enshrined together with those of St Amandus in 694.
Mansuetus Feb 19 + c 690. Born in Rome, he became Bishop of Milan in Italy (c 672) and showed both vigour and wisdom. He wrote a treatise against Monothelitism.
Julian of Toledo March 8 + 690. A monk at Agali in Spain under St Eugene, whom he succeeded first as Abbot and in 680 as Archbishop of Toledo. He was the first Metropolitan of All Iberia. Presiding over several national Councils, revising and developing the Mozarabic liturgy, he was a prolific writer and outstanding churchman.
Wigbert Apr 12 + 690. Born in England, he became a disciple of St Egbert in Ireland. He spent two years in Friesland in Holland but later returned to Ireland.
Eustadiola June 8 + 690. Born in Bourges in France, as a widow she spent her fortune building the convent of Moyenmoutier, where she became a nun and abbess.
Landrada July 8 + c 690. Foundress and first Abbess of Munsterbilsen in Belgium.
Amelberga July 10 + 690. Born in Brabant in Belgium, she was married to Count Witger and was the mother of Sts Gudula, Emebert and Reineldis. When Witger became a monk at Lobbes, she joined the convent at Maubeuge.
John of Bergamo July 11 + c 690. Bishop of Bergamo in Italy (c 656 to c 690), he was renowned for his learning and great success in fighting Arianism.
Godo (Gaon) July 24 + c 690. Born in Verdun in France, he was a nephew of St Wandrille. He became a monk at Fontenelle and later founded the monastery of Oye near Sezanne-en-Brie.
Jonatus Aug 1 + c 690. A monk at Elnone in Belgium. He was Abbot of Marchiennes (c 643-652) and then of Elnone (c 652-659).
Calminius (Calmilius) Aug 19 + c 690. A hermit who founded the monasteries of Villars and Mauzac near Riom in France.
Hunegund Aug 25 + c 690. Forced to marry against her will, she persuaded her bridegroom to accompany her to Rome, where she became a nun. They returned to France and Hunegund entered the convent of Homblières, while her betrothed became a priest.
Hereswith Sept 3 + c 690. A princess from Northumbria in England and sister of St Hild, she ended her life as a nun at Chelles in France.
Amatus Sept 13 + 690. Abbot of Agaunum, he became the tenth Bishop of Sion in Valais in Switzerland. As a result of a false accusation, he was exiled to the monastery of Péronne and then to Breuil near Arras in the north of France, where he lived as one of the monks.
Ritbert Sept 15 + c 690. Monk and abbot of a small monastery in Varennes in France.
Rodingus (Rouin) Sept 17 + c 690. A monk and priest from Ireland who preached in Germany and entered the monastery of Tholey near Trier. He moved to the forest of Argonn in France where he founded the monastery of Wasloi, later known as Beaulieu.
Theodore of Canterbury Sept 19 c 602-690. A Greek who was educated in Tarsus in Cilicia, he spent some time at Athens and became a monk in Rome. He was aged sixty-six when Pope Vitalian appointed him to Canterbury at the suggestion of the African St Adrian in 666. They travelled to England together, Adrian becoming Abbot of Sts Peter and Paul in Canterbury. Theodore is rightly called the second founder of Canterbury. He visited all parts of the country, consolidated or re-established dioceses, promoted learning and held the first national Council in Hertford in 672. St Theodore is one of the greatest figures in English history.
Emmeramus (Haimhramm) Sept 22 + c 690. Born in Poitiers in France, he moved to Bavaria in Germany where he became abbot of a monastery in Regensburg and then bishop there. He was later attacked by assassins and died from his wounds. His relics were enshrined in the monastery dedicated to him in Regensburg where he was venerated as a martyr.
Willigod and Martin Sept 28 + ? c 690. Monks at Moyenmoutier in France who founded the monastery of Romont.
Ywi (Iwi) Oct 8 + c 690 A monk at Lindisfarne in England, he was ordained deacon by St Cuthbert. His relics were later translated to Wilton near Salisbury.
Condedus (Condé, Condède) Oct 21 + c 690. Born in England, he became a hermit at Fontaine-de-Saint-Valéry in the north of France. On hearing of the monastery of Fontenelle, he became a monk there and later preached Christ while living on an island in the Seine near Caudebec.
Fromundus Oct 24 + c 690. Monk, Abbot and then Bishop of Coutances in France.
Godwin Oct 28 + c 690. Abbot of the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium.
Gertrude of Remiremont Nov 7 + c 690. Granddaughter of St Romaricus. She became a nun and was abbess after her aunt at the convent of Saint-Mont near Remiremont in France.
Sidonius (Säens) Nov 14 + c 690. Born in Ireland, Sidonius became a monk at Jumièges in the north of France with St Philibert (644). Later he became the first abbot of a small monastery which that bishop had founded near Rouen. This monastery was later called Saint-Säens.
Mummolus (Mumbolus, Momleolus, Momble) Nov 18 + c 690. Born in Ireland, he was a companion of St Fursey whom he succeeded as Abbot of Lagny in France.
Autbodus Nov 20 + 690. Born in Ireland, he preached in Artois, Hainault and Picardy in the north of France and Belgium. He reposed as a hermit near Laon.
Gerbold Dec 5 + c 690. A monk at Ebriciacum in France, he later founded the monastery of Livray. Eventually he became Bishop of Bayeux.
Sigiranus (Cyran, Siran, Sigram) Dec 5 + c 655 (or 690?). Born in a noble family, he became archdeacon of Tours in France, where his father was bishop. Then he became a monk and founded monasteries at Meobecq and Lonrey. The latter was called Saint-Cyran after him.
Hibald (Hygbald) Dec 14 + c 690. An abbot in Lincolnshire in England to whom several churches are dedicated, notably at Hibaldstow.
Erconwald (Erkenwald) Apr 30 + 693. Of noble origin in the east of England, he founded a monastery in Chertsey and a convent in Barking. He became abbot of the former and his sister St Ethelburgh the abbess of the latter. In 675 he became Bishop of London. His shrine at St Paul's became a centre of veneration and he was called 'The Light of London'.
Florentius of Strasbourg Nov 7 + c 693. Born in Ireland, he left his country for Alsace, now in France, and settled near Haselac, where he built a monastery. About the year 678 he became Bishop of Strasbourg, where he founded another monastery dedicated to St Thomas.
Sebbe (Sebba, Sebbi) Aug 29 664-694. King of Essex in England. After a peaceful reign of thirty years he became a monk at the monastery of Westminster ('the monastery in the West') which he had founded. His life was one of prayer, repentance and almsgiving.
Decorosus Feb 15 + 695. For thirty years Bishop of Capua in Italy.
Valerius Feb 21 + 695. Born in Astorga in Spain, he became a monk and Abbot of San Pedro de Montes. He left several ascetic writings.
Modwenna July 5 + c 695. She succeeded St Hilda as Abbess of Whitby in England.
Ewald the Fair and Ewald the Dark Oct 3 + c 695. Two brothers born in Northumbria in England who became monks and priests and followed St Willibrord to Frisia in Holland. They were martyred together in Aplerbeck, now a suburb of Dortmund in Germany.
Angadresima (Angadrisma, Angadreme) Oct 14 + c 695. A cousin of St Lambert of Lyons and a nun at Fontenelle in France. Eventually she became Abbess of Oröer-des-Vierges near Beauvais.
Aquilinus Oct 19 c 620-695. Born in Bayeux in France, he and his wife agreed to live by good works. They went to Evreux and Aquilinus was soon made bishop there. However, he managed to live more as a hermit than a pastor.
Trudo (Trudon, Tron, Trond, Truyen, Trudjen) Nov 23 + c 695. A monk with St Remaclus, he was ordained by St Clodulf of Metz and eventually founded a monastery (c 660), which was called St Trond after him. It is situated between Louvain and Tongres in Belgium.
Aldetrudis (Adeltrudis) Feb 25 + c 696. Daughter of Sts Vincent Madelgarus and Waldetrudis and a niece of St Aldegund of Maubeuge in France, she was confided to her aunt's care at this convent, where she became the second abbess.
Clodulf (Clou) June 8 605-696. Son of St Arnulf, Bishop of Metz. He too became Bishop of Metz, succeeding his father in 656 and was bishop for forty years.
Bercharius Oct 16 + 696. A monk at Luxeuil and first Abbot of Hautvilliers. St Bercharius founded two monasteries, Moutier-en-Der for monks, and Puellemoutier for nuns. He was fatally stabbed by an evildoer and died forgiving his murderer. He was venerated as a martyr.
Molling (Moling, Myllin, Molignus, Dairchilla) June 17 + 697. Born in Wexford in Ireland, he became a monk at Glendalough and afterwards Abbot of Aghacainid (Teghmolin, St Mullins). Later he succeeded St Aidan as Bishop of Ferns.
Edbert (Eadbert) May 6 + 698. A monk at Lindisfarne in England, who succeeded St Cuthbert as Bishop. He was remarkable for his knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.
Oduvald May 26 + 698. A noble who became a monk and later Abbot of Melrose in Scotland.
Regulus (Reol) Sept 3 + 698. A monk at Rebais in France with St Philibert. He succeeded St Nivard (c 670) as Archbishop of Rheims and founded the monastery of Orbais in 680.
Bertuin Nov 11 + c 698. Born in England, he became a monk at Othelle. He became a bishop and founded the monastery of Malonne near Namur in Belgium.
Begga Dec 17 + 698. Daughter of St Pepin of Landen and St Ida and sister of two other saints. She married Angisilus (Ansegis), son of St Arnulf of Metz. After her husband's death St Begga founded a convent in Andenne on the Meuse in Belgium where she was abbess.
Werburgh Feb 3 + c 699. Daughter of St Ermenhild and King Wulfhere of Mercia. She became a nun at Ely under St Etheldred (Audrey) and later founded three convents. She reposed at Trentham but her body was transferred to Chester, of which she is the patron saint.
Ethilwald March 23 + 699. A monk at Ripon in England, he lived as a hermit on Inner Farne for twelve years.
Bertin the Younger May 2 + c 699. A monk at Sithin in France.
Claudius (Claude) of Besançon June 6 + c 699. Born in Franche-Comté, in France, he became a priest and monk and then Abbot of Condat in the Jura mountains. In 685 he became Bishop of Besançon. After his repose his monastery became known as Saint-Claude.
Saxburgh (Sexburga) July 6 c 635-c 699. Daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia in England, sister of Sts Etheldred, Ethelburgh and Withburgh and half-sister of St Sethrid. She married Erconbert, King of Kent, and so became mother of Sts Ermenhild and Ercongota. As Queen she founded the convent of Minster in Sheppey. Widowed in 664, she became a nun there, later moving to Ely in 679, where she became abbess.
Severinus Nov 1 + c 699. A monk who lived as a hermit in Tivoli in Italy. His relics are in the church of St Laurence in Tivoli.
George of Vienne Nov 2 + c 699? Bishop of Vienne in France.
Maurontus (Maurontius, Mauruntius) Jan 9 + c 700. Founder of the monastery of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil on the Loire in France.
Thorgyth (Tortgith) Jan 25 + c 700. Nun at the convent of Barking in England with St Ethelburgh. She is described as a miracle of patience under suffering.
Anshert Feb 9 + c 700. From being Chancellor at the Court of Clotaire III he became a monk at Fontenelle in the north of France. He was chosen third abbot and in 683 became Bishop of Rouen.
Cuaran (Curvinus, Cronan) Feb 9 + c 700. A bishop in Ireland, called 'the Wise', who hid his identity in order to become a monk at Iona, where he was recognised by St Columba.
Ermenhild (Ermengild, Ermenilda) Feb 13 + c 700. Daughter of King Erconbert of Kent and St Saxburgh. She married Wulfhere, the King of Mercia. On his death, she joined her mother at Minster-in-Sheppey, eventually succeeding her as abbess. She then went to Ely where she also became abbess.
Alnoth Feb 27 + c 700. A cowherd attached to St Werburgh's monastery at Weedon in Northamptonshire in England. Later he lived as a hermit at Stowe near Bugbrooke and was martyred by robbers.
Godebertha Apr 11 + c 700. Born near Amiens in France, in 657 she became a nun at Noyon and was the first abbess of the convent founded there.
Pamphilus Apr 28 + c 700. Bishop of Sulmona and Corfinium in the Abruzzi in Italy.
Prudentius Apr 28 + c 700. Born in Armentia in Spain, he became a hermit, was ordained priest and became Bishop of Tarazona in Aragon.
Evermarus May 1 + c 700. A pilgrim murdered by robbers in Rousson near Tongres in Belgium.
Ranulf (Ragnulf) May 27 + 700. A martyr in Thélus near Arras in France. He was the father of St Hadulph, Bishop of Arras-Cambrai.
Osmanna (Osanna) June 18 + c 700. A nun at the convent of Jouarre in France.
Everildis (Averil) July 9 + c 700. Born in England, she became a nun at a place called 'the Bishop's Farm', later known as Everingham (in Yorkshire), where she became abbess of a convent of some eighty nuns.
Mildred of Thanet July 13 + c 700 One of the three daughters of St Ermenburgh of Minster-in-Thanet in England. She succeeded her mother as Abbess of Thanet. Her relics were enshrined in Canterbury and part of them survive. Her life describes her as 'ever merciful, of easy temper and tranquil'.
Drithelm Aug 17 + c 700. Terrified by a vision recorded by St Bede the Venerable, he became a monk at Melrose in Scotland. He lived a life of great asceticism there.
Namadia Aug 19 + c 700. Wife of St Calminius, as a widow she became a nun at Marsat in France.
Medericus (Merry) Aug 29 + c 700. Born in Autun in France, he became a monk at St Martin's in Autun, where he eventually became abbot. Later he lived as a hermit near Paris, where now stands the church of Saint-Merry.
Agricola (Agricolus) Sept 2 c 630-700. Son of St Magnus, Bishop of Avignon. At the age of sixteen he became a monk at Lérins where he stayed for sixteen years. His father called him to Avignon and in 660 he became bishop there and is considered to be the patron-saint of the town.
Disibod (Disibode, Disen) Sept 8 + c 700. Born in Ireland, he went to Germany with several companions and founded a monastery on a hill in the valley of the Nahe near Bingen. This became known as Disibodenberg or Disenberg.
Osyth (Osith) Oct 7 + c 700. Osyth was a princess of the Hwiccas in the west of England. She married Sighere, King of the East Saxons. Their son, the future St Offa, became King in 683, later abdicating. Osyth founded a convent, now St Osyth, on a creek of the River Colne in Essex.
Efflam Nov 6 + c 700. Born in Britain, he went to Brittany where he became abbot of a monastery he had founded.
Amarand Nov 7 + c 700. Abbot of Moissac in France, he became Bishop of Albi.
Ermenburgh Nov 19 + c 700. Also known as Domna Ebba (Lady Ebba, shortened to Domneva. She was a Kentish princess married to the King of Mercia, and the mother of Sts Mildred, Milburgh and Mildgytha. She founded the convent of Minster-in-Thanet in about 670.
Eanfleda (Eanflaed) Nov 24 + c 700. Daughter of the holy King Edwin of Northumbria and St Ethelburgh of Kent, she was baptised by St Paulinus. Widowed, she became a nun at Whitby under her own daughter.
Deusdedit of Brescia Dec 10 + c 700. Bishop of Brescia in Italy, he played a leading part in the Councils against Monothelitism.
Desideratus Dec 18 + c 700. Son of St Waningus, the founder of the monastery of Fécamp, he became a monk at Fontenelle in the north of France. His relics were enshrined in Ghent in Belgium.
Munchin Jan 2 7th cent.? Probably the first Bishop and also patron-saint of Limerick in Ireland.
Cera (Ciar, Cyra, Cior, Ceara) Jan 5 7th cent. Born in Tipperary in Ireland, she was abbess of two convents, one at Kilkeary and the other at Tech Telle, now Tehelly.
Cronan Beg Jan 7 7th cent. A Bishop of Aendrum in Co. Down in Ireland.
Albert of Cashel Jan 8 7th cent. Patron-saint of Cashel in Ireland. According to some, he had been born in England, laboured in Ireland and later preached in Bavaria. He then went to Jerusalem and on his return reposed and was buried in Regensburg.
Bertrand (Bertram, Bertran, Ebertram) Jan 24 7th cent. A disciple of St Bertinus, he also helped St Omer enlighten the north of France and Flanders. He later became Abbot of Saint-Quentin.
Wilgils Jan 31 7th cent. Father of St Willibrord, born in Northumbria in England, he settled on the banks of the River Humber and lived as a hermit.
Genuinus (Ingenuinus) and Albinus Feb 5 7th cent. A Bishop of Sabion near Brixen in the Tyrol in Austria. He is commemorated with St Albinus, Bishop of Brixen in the 11th century.
Dyfnog Feb 13 7th cent. Born in Wales, he was much venerated in Clwyd.
Victor Feb 26 7th cent. A hermit in Arcis-sur-Aube in Champagne in France.
Cynibil (Cynibild) March 2 7th cent. A brother of Sts Chad and Cedd who helped enlighten England
Lamalisse March 3 7th cent. A hermit in Scotland, he left his name to the islet of Lamlash off the coast of the Isle of Arran in Scotland.
Sacer (Mo-Sacra) March 3 7th cent. Founder of the monastery of Saggard near Dublin in Ireland.
Kevoca (Kennotha, Quivoca) March 13 7th cent. A saint honoured in Kyle in Scotland.
Talmach March 14 7th cent. A disciple of St Barr at Lough Erc in Ireland and founder of a monastery.
Dentlin (Dentelin, Denain) March 16 7th cent. The son of St Vincent Madelgarus and St Waldetrudis. He was only seven years old when he reposed, confessing the Faith.
Wulfram March 20 7th Cent. Bishop of Sens, he worked to enlighten the Frisians, helped by monks from the monastery of Fontenelle. After many years among the Frisians, he returned to Fontenelle where he reposed. His relics are still in Abbeville in the north of France.
Garbhan March 26 7th cent. A saint who left his name to Dungarvan in Ireland.
Caidoc and Fricor (Adrian) Apr 1 7th cent. Born in Ireland, they preached Christ in the country of the Morini in the north of France. Their relics are still venerated in the parish church of Saint Riquier near Amiens.
Dodolinus Apr 1 7th cent. Bishop of Vienne in the Dauphiné in France.
Landericus (Landry) Apr 17 7th cent. The eldest son of Sts Madelgarus and Waldetrudis. From 641 to 650 he was Bishop of Meaux in France, but on the repose of his father he succeeded him as Abbot of Soignies.
Deicola (Dicul) April 18 Late 7th cent. Born in Ireland, he preached Christ in England in Norfolk and in Sussex. Dickleburgh in Norfolk may be named after him.
Authaire (Oye) Apr 24 7th cent. A courtier at the palace of King Dagobert I of France and father of St Ouen of Rouen. He is the patron-saint of the village of La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre where he lived.
Bova and Doda Apr 24 7th cent. St Bova was a sister and St Doda a niece of St Balderic (Baudry), who founded Montfaucon and the convent of St Peter in Rheims in France. Bova was the first abbess and was succeeded by Doda.
Fiachan (Fianchine) Apr 29 7th cent. Born in Munster in Ireland, he was a monk at Lismore and a disciple of St Carthage the Younger.
Senan Apr 29 7th cent. A hermit in the north of Wales.
Ultan May 2 7th cent. Born in Ireland, he was the brother of Sts Fursey and Foillan and a monk with them at Burgh Castle near Yarmouth in England. From there he went to Belgium, where he was welcomed by St Gertrude of Nivelles. He served as a priest in the convent there until he succeeded St Foillan as Abbot of Fosses and Peronne.
Cataldus May 10 7th cent. Born in Munster in Ireland, he became a monk at Lismore. On his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he was chosen as bishop by the people of Taranto in the south of Italy. The Cathedral of Taranto is dedicated to him.
Waldalenus May 15 7th cent. Founder of the monastery of Bèze in France and brother of St Adalsindis.
Francoveus (Franchy) May 16 7th cent. A monk at St Martin de la Bretonnière in France, he suffered from the jealousy of others. When the monastery was destroyed, he lived as a hermit in the Nivernais.
Gerebern (Gerebrand) May 17 7th cent. A priest from Ireland, he accompanied St Dympna to Belgium and shared in her martyrdom. He is patron-saint of a village in the Rhineland in Germany, where his relics are enshrined.
Gollen (Collen, Colan) May 21 ? 7th cent. A saint who has given his name to Llangollen in Wales.
Boethian May 22 7th cent. Born in Ireland and a disciple of St Fursey, he built the monastery of Pierrepont near Laon in France and was eventually murdered by evildoers.
Conall (Coel, Conald) May 22 7th cent. Abbot of Inniscoel in Donegal in Ireland, where there is a holy well dedicated to him.
Bodfan (Bobouan) June 2 7th cent. The patron saint of Abern in Gwynedd in Wales. He became a monk together with his father and other relations.
Glunshallaich June 3 7th cent. A repentant man in Ireland, converted by St Kevin and buried with him at Glendalough.
John of Verona June 6 7th cent. The successor of St Maurus in Verona in Italy.
Muirchu (Maccutinus) June 8 7th cent. A holy man in Ireland who wrote Lives of St Brigid and St Patrick.
Syra (Syria) June 8 7th cent. By tradition, the sister of St Fiacre (Fiaker) who followed her brother from Ireland to France and lived as an anchoress there.
Blitharius (Blier) June 11 7th cent. Born in Scotland, he went to France and settled in Seganne in Champagne.
Nennus (Nenus, Nehemias) June 14 7th cent. He succeeded St Enda as abbot of the monasteries of the Isles of Arran and Bute in Ireland.
Psalmodius (Psalmet, Saumon, Saumay) June 14 7th cent. Probably born in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Brendan. He moved to France and lived as a hermit near Limoges.
Botulf and Adulf (Botolph and Adolph) June 17 7th cent. Brothers and monks in England. Though little is known of Adulf, Botulf founded a monastery at Iken in Suffolk and was famed for his piety. Over seventy churches were dedicated to St Botulf, including four at the gates of the City of London.
Molonachus June 25 7th cent. A disciple of St Brendan, he became Bishop of Lismore in Argyle in Scotland.
Juthware July 1 7th cent. Sister of St Sidwell. She was of British descent and lived in Devon in England.
Modwenna July 5 7th cent. An anchoress and later Abbess of Polesworth in Warwickshire in England.
Golvinus (Golwen) July 9 ? 7th cent. Born in Britain, his holiness led to him becoming Bishop of St Pol-de-Léon in Brittany. He reposed in Rennes where his relics are enshrined.
Menulphus (Menou) July 12 7th cent. Born in Ireland, he became Bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
Tenenan July 16 7th cent. Probably born in Wales, he became a hermit in Brittany and eventually Bishop of Léon. His relics were enshrined in Ploabennec.
Theneva (Thenew) Thenova, Dwynwen July 18 7th cent. The mother of St Kentigern and patron-saint of Glasgow in Scotland together with him.
Christiana July 24 7th cent. By tradition she was born in England, but lived a holy life in Flanders. She is the patron saint of Termonde in Belgium.
Wulfhad and Rufinus (Ruffin) July 24 7th century. Two princes of the royal family of Mercia in England, baptised by St Chad and then put to death by their father, unconverted, at Stone in Staffordshire.
Arduinus (Ardwyne) July 28 7th cent. He is the patron-saint of Trepino in the south of Italy. According to some he was one of four English pilgrims who reposed in this region in the seventh century.
Kilian July 29 7th cent. An abbot of a monastery on the island of Inishcaltra in Ireland and author of a Life of St Brigid.
Boetharius Aug 2 7th cent. Bishop of Chartres in France (c 595).
Hardulf Aug 6 7th cent. A hermit at Breedon in Leicestershire in England where the church is dedicated to him.
Ellidius (Illog) Aug 8 7th cent. Patron-saint of Hirnant in Powys in Wales and of a church in the Scilly Isles.
James the Deacon Aug 17 7th cent. A deacon from Italy and companion of St Paulinus in his mission to Northumbria in England where he remained faithful despite the pagan reaction after St Edwin.
Guenninus Aug 19 7th cent. Bishop of Vannes in Brittany. His relics are enshrined in the Cathedral there.
Flavian (Flavinian, Flavius) of Autun Aug 23 7th cent. The twenty-first Bishop of Autun in France.
Wannus (Guarinus, Warren) Aug 25 7th cent. The son of St Sigrada, he was martyred in France by the tyrant Ebroin who was at war with his brother St Leodegarius.
Rhuddlad Sept 4 ? 7th cent. Patron of Llanrhyddlad at the foot of Moel Rhyddlad in Anglesey in Wales.
Ultan Sept 4 7th cent. Bishop of Ardbraccan in Ireland, St Ultan was noted for his love for children and for the writings of St Brigid.
Bega (Begh, Bee) Sept 6 7th cent. A holy virgin from Ireland who founded a convent at what is now St Bee's Head in Cumberland. The village of Kilbees in Scotland was also named after her.
Felix and Augebert Sept 6 7th cent. Two slaves from England sold in France and ransomed by St Gregory the Great, who asked that they be taken to a monastery to be prepared as missionaries in England. Felix was ordained priest and Augebert deacon, but they were killed by pagans in Champagne before they could undertake their mission.
Balin (Balanus, Balloin) Sept 7 7th cent. Brother of St Gerald and one of the four sons of a noble in England. After accompanying St Colman of Lindisfarne to Iona in Scotland, he and his brothers went to Connaught in Ireland and settled at Tecksaxon, 'The House of the Saxons', near Tuam.
Barsenorius Sept 13 7th cent. Successor of St Leutfrid (Leufroy) as Abbot of La-Croix-Saint-Leuffroi in France. His relics are in Fécamp.
Venerius Sept 13 7th century? A hermit, and then abbot on the Island of Tino in the Gulf of Genoa in Italy.
Ribert Sept 15 7th cent. Monk and Abbot of Saint-Valèry-sur-Somme in France. He may also have been a bishop in Normandy and Picardy. He is the patron of several churches near Rouen.
Chuniald and Gislar Sept 24 7th cent. Born in Ireland, they enlightened the south of Germany and Austria with St Rupert of Salzburg.
Fymbert Sept 25 7th cent. A bishop in the west of Scotland.
Barrog (Barrwg, Barnoch, Barry) Sept 27 7th cent. A disciple of St Cadoc of Wales, he left his name to Barry Island off the coast of Glamorgan, where he lived as a hermit.
Enghenedl Sept 30 7th cent. A church in Anglesey in Wales was dedicated to him.
Laurus (Lery) Sept 30 7th cent. Born in Wales, he went to Brittany and founded the monastery later called after him, Saint-Léry, on the River Doneff.
Ceollach Oct 6 ? 7th cent. Born in Ireland, he became Bishop of the Mercians or Mid-Angles, before going to Iona and then returning to Ireland.
Ansilio Oct 11 + late 7th cent. A monk whose relics were enshrined at the monastery of Lagny in the north of France.
Eufridus Oct 11 7th cent. A monk near Asti in Italy, whose relics were venerated in the Cathedral of Alba in Piedmont.
Berthoald Oct 13 7th cent. Fifth bishop of Cambrai Arras in France.
Balderic (Baudry) Oct 16 7th cent. He and his sister, St Bova, were children of Sigebert I, King of Austrasia in the east of France. He founded the monastery of Montfaucon and a convent in Rheims where his sister became a nun.
Eremberta Oct 16 Late 7th cent. Niece of St Wulmar and first Abbess of Wierre in France which convent Wulmar had built for her.
Wendolinus (Wendelinus, Wendel) Oct 21 + 7th century. A shepherd who was famous for his holiness and is venerated at St Wendel on the Nahe in the west of Germany.
Gaudiosus of Salerno Oct 26 7th cent. Bishop of Salerno in Italy, his relics were venerated in Naples.
Humbert Oct 26 + 7th or 8th cent. A monk at Fritzlar and Buraburg in Germany.
Bond (Baldus) Oct 29 7th cent. Born in Spain, he became a hermit in Sens in France.
Caillin Nov 1 7th cent. A disciple of St Aidan of Ferns in Ireland.
Cristiolus Nov 3 7th cent. Brother of St Sulian and founder of churches, including one in Anglesey in Wales.
Winefred Nov 3 7th cent. Born in Wales and a niece of St Beuno, she was beheaded by a prince for refusing his advances. A spring of water gushed forth where her head had fallen. This was the origin of her holy well which has been a centre of pilgrimage ever since.
Edwen Nov 6 7th cent. Probably born in England, she is the patron saint of Llanedwen in Anglesey in Wales.
Tysilio (Tyssel, Tyssilo, Suliau) Nov 8 7th cent. A prince who became Abbot of Meifod in Powys and founded several churches in other parts of Wales.
Chillien (Kilian) Nov 13 7th cent. Born in Ireland and a relative of St Fiacre, he was a missionary in Artois in the north of France. His relics were enshrined in Aubigny near Arras.
Gredifael Nov 13 7th cent. A saint who accompanied St Paternus from Brittany to Wales. He was Abbot of Whitland in Dyfed.
Machudd (Machell) Nov 15 7th cent. Founder of the monastery of Llanfechell in Anglesey in Wales.
Africus Nov 16 7th cent. Bishop of Comminges in France, celebrated for his zeal for Orthodoxy.
Bieuzy Nov 24 7th cent. Born in Britain, he followed St Gildas to Brittany and was martyred there.
Leopardinus Nov 24 + 7th cent. Monk and Abbot of St Symphorian of Vivaris in Berry in France. He was murdered and venerated as a martyr.
Alanus Nov 25 7th cent. Abbot and founder of Lavaur in Gascony in France.
Egelwine (Ethelwine, Aylwine) Nov 29 7th cent. A prince of the house of Wessex who lived as a hermit at Athelney in Somerset in England.
Hardoin Nov 29 7th cent. Bishop of St Pol-de-Léon in Brittany.
Grwst Dec 1 7th cent. A saint whose memory is recalled by the place-name Llanrwst in Wales.
Ada Dec 4 End of 7th cent. Niece of Engebert, Bishop of Le Mans in France, she became a nun at Soissons and abbess in Le Mans.
Balda Dec 9 + late 7th cent. Third Abbess of Jouarre in France. Her relics were enshrined in the church of Nesle-la-Reposte.
Budoc (Budeaux) Dec 9 ? 7th cent. Born in Brittany, he became Abbot of Youghal in Ireland. Returning to Brittany, he succeeded Sts Samson and Maglorius as Bishop of Dol. Several places in Devon and Cornwall in England are named after him.
Edburgh (Edburga) Dec 13 7th cent. A nun at Lyminge in Kent in England.
Florentius (Flann) Dec 15 7th cent. Abbot of Bangor in Ireland.
Flannan Dec 18 7th cent. First Bishop of Killaloe in Ireland, he also worked in the Hebrides and elsewhere. He managed to recite the whole Psalter every day.
Caranus Dec 24 7th cent. A saint of the east of Scotland.
Albert of Gambron Dec 29 7th cent. A courtier who became a hermit and later founded the small monastery of Gambron-sur-l'Authion in France.