Book of Saints – Maelrubius


(Maolrubha) (Saint) (April 21) (8th century) A member of Saint Comgall’s community at Ben-Chor, who, feeling called to a missionary life, journeyed to Iona. He afterwards founded a church at Applecross or Apurcrossan (Isle of Skye), where his ministry was most fruitful. He lived to an advanced age, and some traditions have it that he ended by dying a Martyr’s death at the hands of Danish pirates (A.D. 721).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maelrubius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2014. Web. 24 March 2019. <>