Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Mochteus, Bishop and Confessor


He was a Briton, a disciple of Saint Patrick, and the first bishop of Louth, in Ireland. He died in 535, and is called Mochta Lugh. See Adamnan, in the life of Saint Columba, and Usher.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Mochteus, Bishop and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2014. Web. 27 March 2019. <>