Book of Saints – Illtyd


(Saint) Abbot (July 7) (5th century) One of the most famous of the Saints of ancient Wales. Having abandoned his career as courtier and minister, he embraced the monastic life under Saint Cadoc at Llancarvan, and afterwards himself founded the great Abbey of Llan-llltut, or Llantwit, whence issued Saints David, Samson, Pol-de Leon and other holy men. There is a tradition that Saint Illtyd died in Brittany (A.D. 470), where his relics are still in veneration. In South Wales his Feast is now kept on November 6.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Illtud”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 September 2013. Web. 23 September 2020. <>