Book of Saints – Berthanc


BERTHANC (BERCHAN) (Saint) Bishop (April 6) (9th century) A Saint of this name occurs in all the Scottish Kalendars. He is described as Bishop of Kirkwall in the Orkneys, and is said to have passed his youth in the celebrated monastery of Saint Columba at Iona. He seems to have died in Ireland about A.D. 840; and his tomb was shown at Inishmore on the Bay of Galway. Hence perhaps his surname of Fer-da-Leithe (the man of two parts or countries).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Berthanc”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2012. Web. 25 September 2020. <>