Book of Saints – Ninian

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Ninian, Saint Ninian's Parish Church, Whithorn Priory, date and artist unknownArticle

(Saint) Bishop (September 16) (5th century) The Apostle of Cumberland and of the Southern Picts of Scotland. He was a Briton by birth, but educated in Rome, and thence sent on his mission to the island of his birth. Having founded the Episcopal See of Withern or “Candida Casa” (so-called because Saint Ninian’s Cathedral was built of white stone, the first to be so in Britain), Saint Ninian entered into eternal rest A.D. 432. The See of Withern is now represented by that of Galloway.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ninian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2016. Web. 4 August 2021. <>