Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Mac Cartin, Aid or Aed, Bishop of Clogher, Confessor in Ireland

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He is titular saint of that diocess. He is said to have been descended from the noble family of the Arads, but was more ennobled by his great virtues. He was one of Saint Patrick’s earliest disciples, and placed by him in the see of Clogher. He died in the year 506, on the 24th of March, and is honoured on that day, and on the 15th of August. His acts in Colgan are of little authority. See Ware by Harr. Colgan ad 24. Mart. Usher Antiq. Brit.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Mac Cartin, Aid or Aed, Bishop of Clogher, Confessor in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 July 2014. Web. 20 August 2017. <>