Saint Finan of Iona

Saint Finan of IonaAlso known as

  • Finan of Lindisfarne
  • Fian of…



Monk at Iona. Succeeded Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne as governor of the Church in Northumbria, England. Bishop of Lindesfarne, England in 651. Built the cathedral, and the monasteries of Gilling and Whitby. Opposed the replacement of the Celtic liturgy with the Roman one. Evangelized southern England, working with Saint Cedd. Friend of King Oswiu of Northumbria and Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. Baptized King Penda and King Saint Sigebert of the East Saxons, and brought Saint Ebbe the Elder into the Benedictines.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Finan of Iona“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 May 2020. Web. 28 September 2020. <>