Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Cadroe, Confessor


He was a noble Scotsman, son of count (or rather laird) Fokerstrach, and travelling into France, he took the monastic habit at Saint Bennet’s on the Loire. He afterwards reformed the monastery of Saint Clement, at Metz, in 960, and died in a visit which he made to Adelaide, mother of the emperor Otho I, at Neristein, about the year 975. His relics are kept at Saint Clement’s, at Metz, and he is honoured on the 6th of March.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Cadroe, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 March 2013. Web. 19 September 2021. <>