Book of Saints – Munchin

main article for Saint Munchin of LimerickArticle

(Saint) Bishop (January 2) (5th century) A Prince of the Blood of the chieftains of North Munster. As Abbot of Mungret he ruled over a community of fifteen hundred monks. Of these, five hundred were devoted to preaching; five hundred to the chanting of the Psalmody, which it was sought to make unceasing through the day and the night: and five hundred to the doing of other good works to the Glory of God and advantage of man. Saint Munchin is the Patron Saint of Limerick City and Diocese, of which he is venerated as the first Bishop. He died late in the fifth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Munchin”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 February 2016. Web. 18 February 2019. <>