Emigrated from Britain to Guic-Sezni, Brittany (in modern France) where he founded a monastery. A Breton legend says that God chose Sithney to be the patron of girls seeking husbands; the saint begged off, saying he would never get to rest, that he would rather take care of mad dogs than women. Sounded like a good idea to the Almighty, and ever since, sick or mad dogs have been given water from Sithney’s well as a tonic.
- in the British Isles
- “Saint Sithney“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 August 2013. Web. 4 July 2015. <>