Book of Saints – Lactan


(Lactinus) (Saint) Abbot (March 19) (7th century) Born near Cork, it is said that a miraculous spring provided the water for his Baptism, and that, when fifteen years old, he was taken by his Guardian Angel to Saint Comgall, the great Abbot of Ben-Chor. He was there instructed by Saint Molua in Sacred Science, and appointed by Saint Comgall to make other foundations, over one of which, at a place called Achadh-Ur (now Freshford, County Kilkenny), he presided till his holy death (A.D. 672). He worked many miracles, raising the dead to life, and in many parts of Ireland is invoked effectually on the part of paralytics and of those possessed by evil spirits.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lactan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 December 2013. Web. 2 December 2021. <>