Book of Saints – Adamnan – 6 September

detail from a photograph of a stained glass window in Saint John's Church, Isle of Manx, window artist and photographer unknownArticle

(Adam) (Saint) Abbot (September 6) (8th century) An Irish Abbot of Iona in Scotland – “a wise and good man, well versed in the Holy Scriptures” -best known by the Life of Saint Columba he has left and by a description of the Holy Places of Palestine which he compiled. He was remarkable for his success in procuring in Scotland and Ireland the adoption of the Roman practice as to the date of Easter. He died A.D. 704. Whether or not he is one and the same with Saint Eunan the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Raphoe in Ireland, remains an open question. His name has been popularly abbreviated into Adam, and is still frequently given in Scotland at Baptism.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Adamnan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 November 2017. Web. 19 September 2020. <>