Book of Saints – Malchus – 10 April


(Saint) Bishop (April 10) (11th century) A native of Ireland, trained in Winchester monastery. Chosen first Bishop of Waterford, he was consecrated by Saint Anselm. He was one of the preceptors of Saint Malachy, and is much eulogised by Saint Bernard in his Life of that Saint. He built Waterford Cathedral, and died after A.D. 1110. There having been in Ireland in his time several Bishops who passed away in reputation of sanctity, and who had relations with him, it is difficult to disentangle certain particulars of his later life from the happenings in the career of certain of his contemporaries.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Malchus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2014. Web. 4 August 2021. <>