Book of Saints – Constantine – 11 March – martyr


CONSTANTINE (Saint) Martyr (March 11) (6th century) The English Martyrology describes him as a Cornish prince who resigned his crown, founded a monastery at Govan on the Clyde, converted the district of Cantyre, and at length gave his life for the Faith, about A.D. 576. Whether he was the King Constantine ferociously inveighed against by Saint Gildas as at some period of his life the most wicked of tyrants, or another prince of the same name, must be left an open question. The approved Scottish Lections speak of him as having been before his conversion “immersed in worldly cares and defiled by vices.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Constantine”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 October 2012. Web. 1 August 2021. <>