Book of Saints – Cathan


CATHAN (CATAN, CADAN) (Saint) Bishop (May 17) (6th century) This Saint who flourished in the sixth or possibly in the seventh century appears to have been a Bishop in the Isle of Bute, often called after him Kil-cathan. He was, it is said, Irish by birth, and the uncle of Saint Blane. Colgan says that he died after A.D. 560, and his tomb is shown at Tamlacht near Londonderry. The Scots contend that he rests in the Isle of Bute. It is possible that there may have been two Saints of the name.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cathan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2012. Web. 27 January 2022. <>