Son of a chieftain. Monk at Dryburgh Abbey in 522 where he gave himself over to prayer 7 to 8 hours a day. Preacher at Stirling, Falkirk, and along the Forth in Scotland. Reluctant abbot at Dryburgh Abbey. In his later years he retired to become a hermit at Dumbarton, Scotland. Legend says that he would be requested during dry seasons; he would stick his staff in the ground and a spring of water would emerge; he would then go straight back to his hermitage.
- 6th century at Dumbarton, Scotland of natural causes
- relics at Saint Modan’s church, Rosneath, Scotland
- “Saint Modan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 January 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>