Book of Saints – Finian Lobhair


FINIAN LOBHAIR or THE LEPER (March 16) (Saint) Abbot. (7th century) A Saint of the School of Saint Columba. He is said to have governed as Abbot the monastery of Swords; but it is vain to attempt to disentangle the traditions concerning him. From the circumstance of his having suffered from some sort of skin disease he acquired his surname, “The Leper.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Finian Lobhair”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2013. Web. 20 March 2018. <>