Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Macnisius, Bishop


[first Bishop of Connor in Ireland] According to Colgan, he was a disciple of Saint Olcan, who was disciple of Saint Patrick, and died on the 3rd of November, 513. But, in the Annals of Tigernach, and in the ancient scholiast of the ├ćngusian Martyrology, he is mentioned under the 3rd of September. The annals of Innisfallen place his death in 506. See Colgan, Act. Sanct. p. 375, and Ware, p. 217, also Welde the Bollandist, t. 1. Sept. p. 663. Saint Macnisius has a proper mass among those approved for Ireland by Clement XII. printed at Paris in 1734.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Macnisius, Bishop”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2014. Web. 15 January 2019. <>