Saint Illtyd

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Illtyd; date and artist unknown; Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny, Wales; photographed on 24 May 2011 by Gwenddwr; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Elchut
  • Eltut
  • Hildutus
  • Illtud
  • Iltuto
  • Illtut
  • Iltutus
  • Iltud Farchog



Studied under Saint Germanus of Auxerre. Monk under the direction of Saint Cadoc. Founded the influential abbey of Llan-Illtut (Llantwit Major), which housed hundreds of monks, and became home to many Welsh saints. Defended his people against incursions from the north. To relieve famine, he assembled, stocked and led several corn ships to Brittany; in gratitude, some villages and churches there are named for him.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Illtyd“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2009. Web. 1 December 2015. <>