Book of Saints – Becan – 5 April


BECAN (BEGAN) (Saint) Abbot. (April 5) (6th century) A distinguished Irish Saint connected with Saint Columbkille. He founded a monastery at Kil-Beggan (West Meath), later a Cistercian Abbey of importance. He also gave its name to the church and parish of Emlagh (Meath). He is reckoned as one of the “Twelve Apostles of Ireland.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Becan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 August 2012. Web. 19 March 2018. <>