Book of Saints – Killian, Coloman and Totnan

[Saint Killian]Article

(Saints) Martyrs (July 8) (7th century) Irish missionaries who successfully evangelised South Germany. Pope John V consecrated Saint Killian first Bishop of Wurzburg. The Saint had converted Gerbert, the local Duke or chieftain; but made an enemy of the heathen Geilana, who lived with the Duke as his wife, though not really such. She caused Saint Chillian to be assassinated, and with him Coloman, a priest, and Totnan, a deacon (A.D. 688). Their relics, a century later, were enshrined in his Cathedral by Saint Burchard, a successor of Saint Killian.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Killian, Coloman and Totnan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 December 2013. Web. 5 December 2021. <>