Book of Saints – Malachy

[Pictorial Lives of the Saints: Saint Malachi, Bishop]Article

(Saint) Bishop (November 3) (12th century) Born at Armagh (A.D. 1095) and brought up under the care of the famous Recluse, Imhar (O’Hagan), Malachy was ordained priest by Saint Celsus. He was successively Abbot of Ben-Chor, Bishop of Connor and Archbishop of Armagh (A.D. 1132). He at once set about restoring the discipline of the Church of Ireland and succeeded in raising it in great part to its former splendour. Pope Innocent II appointed him Papal Legate in Ireland. However, the holy man resigned the Primatial See and retired to that of Down, the territory of which he separated from the Diocese of Connor. He made more than one journey to Rome, and on his return from the last of these, died at Clairvaux, the great Cistercian Abbey ruled over by his friend, Saint Bernard (November 2, A.D. 1148). Saint Bernard has left us a magnificent Panegyric of Saint Malachy and his work.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Malachy”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2014. Web. 24 November 2017. <>