Book of Saints – Maglorius


(Saint) Bishop (October 24) (6th century) A kinsman of Saint Samson, Bishop of Dol in Brittany. They were both natives of South Wales, and educated in the monastery of Saint Illtyd in Glamorganshire. They crossed over together into Brittany, where they became heads of two monasteries, Saint Samson of Dol and Saint Maglorius of Lanmeur. On the death of Saint Samson, Saint Maglorius was chosen as his successor; but, because of his old age and desire of solitude, he caused Saint Budoc to be accepted in his place and retired to the sea-coast, where he built himself a hut or cell. Disciples gathered round him, and a nobleman, who had benefited by his prayers, offered him the Isle of Jersey as a home. There he founded a monastery and remained until his death (A.D. 586). His relics were Anally enshrined at Paris.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maglorius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2014. Web. 16 October 2021. <>