Book of Saints – Fechin


FECHIN (Saint) Abbot (January 20) (7th century) A disciple of Saint Yathy and founder of many monasteries in Ireland. He led a life of extraordinary penance, spending his nights after the manner of Saint Patrick, in reciting the whole Psalter. He is honoured at Fobhare or Foure (West Meath), where he governed a monastery. Ecclefechan and Saint Vigean’s, near Arbroath in Scotland, also perpetuate his memory.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Fechin”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 March 2013. Web. 27 September 2021. <>