Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Andrew of Ireland, Deacon and Confessor


He was a Scottish or Irish gentleman, who in his youth attended Saint Donatus his countryman into Tuscany, that they might serve God unknown in holy retirement. Saint Donatus was chosen bishop of Fiesoli in Tuscany; and he ordained Saint Andrew deacon; in which ministry he served that church in eminent sanctity. He died about the year 880, is honoured with singular devotion in that country, and is named in several Martyrologies. See his life with Cuper’s comments in the Bollandists on the 22d of August.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Andrew of Ireland, Deacon and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2014. Web. 30 July 2021. <>