Book of Saints – Gelasius of Armagh


(GIOUA-MAC-LIAG) (March 27) (Saint) Bishop (12th century) An Abbot of the Columbian monastery of Derry. He was consecrated Archbishop of Armagh, A.D. 1137. With Saint Malachy O’Morghair, he held a Synod in the church of Holin Patrick, at which fifteen Bishops and two hundred priests were present. He was the first Irish Bishop privileged to wear the Pallium. In A.D. 1162 he consecrated Saint Laurence O’Toole, Archbishop of Dublin. He died March 27, A.D. 1174.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gelasius of Armagh”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 June 2013. Web. 20 September 2021. <>