Blessed Christian O’Conarchy

Also known as

  • Christianus
  • Giolla Criost Ua Condoirche



Spritual student and archdeacon of Saint Malachy O’More at Armagh, Ireland. Received the Cistercian habit at Clairvaux, France in 1139 from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Abbot of the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland in 1142. Bishop of Lismore, Ireland in 1150. Papal legate for Ireland. In old age he retired to live as a prayerful monk at Odorney Abbey.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Christian O’Conarchy”. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2010. Web. 4 March 2021. <>