Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Cathan, Bishop and Confessor


May 17

He flourished in the sixth or seventh century. His relics in the isle of Bute were so famous in Scotland, that the island was often called Kil-cathan. Note that Kil signifies a church or oratory, as Kilbraid, Kilpatrick, etc.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Cathan, Bishop and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2012. Web. 21 September 2020. <http://catholicsaints.info/butlers-lives-of-the-saints-saint-cathan-bishop-and-confessor/>