Book of Saints – Cianan


CIANAN (KENAN) (Saint) Bishop (November 24) (5th century) One of the fifty hostages given to the Irish King Leoghaire, and released at the instance of Saint Kyran. After passing some time in the monastery of Saint Martin at Tours, he returned to Ireland and devoted himself to missionary work. He is said to have been consecrated a Bishop. He died November 24, A.D. 489.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cianan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2012. Web. 18 June 2021. <>