Book of Saints – Dyfan


DYFAN (Saint) Martyr (May 14) (2nd century) Said to have been one of the missionaries sent to the Britons by Pope Saint Eleutherius at the prayer of the king, Saint Lucius. His name has been Latinised into Deruvianus or Damian; or rather it is some such Latin appellation which has been rendered into the Celtic Dyfan. His church of Merthyr Dyfan shows the popular tradition that he ended his days by martyrdom.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Dyfan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 November 2012. Web. 5 October 2015. <>