Book of Saints – Cadoc


CADOC (DOCUS, CATHMAEL) (Saint) (January 24) Bishop Martyr (6th century) The son of a Welsh chieftain and founder of the celebrated monastery of Llancarvan in Glamorgan, which became a veritable house of Saints. Accompanied by Saint Gildas, Saint Cadoc later continued his Religious life in an island off the coast of Vannes in Brittany. Finally, he again crossed the Channel and settled in the Eastern counties, as is believed, taking spiritual charge of the Britons, his compatriots in those parts during their last struggle with the conquering Saxons, at whose hands he received the Crown of Martyrdom about A.D. 580, near Weedon (Benevenna) in Northamptonshire.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cadoc”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2012. Web. 23 January 2019. <>