Book of Saints – Asaph


ASAPH (ASA) (Saint) Bishop (May 1) (6th century) The first Welsh Bishop of Llanelwy, now Saint Asaph’s, in Flintshire. He entered the monastery built by Saint Kentigern of Glasgow, at the confluence of the Elwy and the Clwydd (A.D. 545), and was appointed his successor as Abbot and Bishop when Saint Kentigern returned to Scotland (A.D. 573). Saint Asaph governed a monastery of nearly one thousand monks, some of whom preached and officiated in the church, while the rest laboured for the sustenance of the community and for the civilisation of the neighbourhood. The exact date of Saint Asaph’s death is not known.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Asaph”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 August 2012. Web. 21 October 2020. <>