Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Luanus, or Lugid or Molua, Abbot in Ireland


He was educated at Benchor under Saint Coemgall, and, as Saint Bernard assures us, founded one hundred monasteries in Ireland. Among these the chief was that of Cluain-fearta Molua, on the borders of Ossory and Queen’s county, in Leinster. Saint Lugid prescribes a monastic rule which was long observed in Ireland; in it he enjoined the strictest silence and recollection, and forbid women being ever allowed to approach the church of the monks. He passed to immortal glory on the 4th of August, 622. See Usher’s Antiquities, etc.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Luanus, or Lugid or Molua, Abbot in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 July 2014. Web. 18 January 2019. <>