Blessed Paternus the Scot

Also known as

  • Paternus Scotus
  • Paternus of Abdinghof
  • Paternus of Paderborn
  • Padarn….



Hermit. Monk. Joined a group of brothers who emigrated to Westphalia (in modern Germany), and was one of the first monks at Abdinghof Abbey under the leadership of Blessed Meinwerk of Paderborn. Much admired by Saint Peter Damian and Blessed Marianus Scotus.


  • Ireland or Scotland (the term “the Scot” was used to refer to both places at that time)


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Paternus the Scot“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 May 2020. Web. 27 January 2022. <>