Saint Constantine of Cornwall



Born a Cornish prince, the son of King Paternus. After a life of vice, Constantine had a conversion experience, repented his sins, and studied the faith in Wales and Ireland. Missionary to the Scottish Picts. Worked with Saint Columbanus. Abbot of a monastery at Govan. Two places in Cornwall are named for him. Considered by some sources to be Scotland‘s first martyr.


  • murdered by thieves c.587 who cut off his right arm and allowed him to bleed to death


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Constantine of Cornwall“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 March 2010. Web. 10 October 2015. <>