Book of Saints – Foelan


(FOILAN, FILLAN) (Saint) (January 9) (8th century) Born in Ireland, Saint Foilan accompanied his mother, Saint Kentigerna, and his kinsman, Saint Comgan, to Scotland, where he embraced the monastic life and laboured as a missionary to extreme old age. The locality where he gave up his holy soul to God came to be called Strathfillan, after him.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Foelan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 May 2013. Web. 11 May 2021. <>