Saint Colgan

Also known as

  • Colgan of Clonmacnoise
  • Colgan the Wise
  • Chief Scribe of the Scots
  • Colchu…
  • Colgu…
  • Colga…

Memorial

Profile

Brother of Saint Foila. Friend and teacher of Blessed Alcuin. Abbot of Clonmachnoise, Offaly, Ireland. Many of his spiritual students spread out across France, becoming influential teachers in imperial schools.

Died

  • c.796 of natural causes

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Colgan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2018. Web. 12 November 2019. <>