Book of Saints – Benignus – 9 November


BENIGNUS (BENEN) (Saint) Bishop (November 9) (5th century) A favourite disciple of Saint Patrick, and his siiccessor in the See of Armagh. He is sometimes styled “Benen, son of Sessenen, Saint Patrick’s Psalmsinger.” The Martyrology of Donegal gives an account of his virtues, dwelling particularly on his piety and gentleness. Many too were the miracles by which Almighty God bore witness to his sanctity. He appears to have resigned his pastoral charge some time before his holy death, which took place about A.D. 469. His reputed sojourn at Glastonbury is probably fictitious.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Benignus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2012. Web. 23 October 2020. <>