Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Fridolin, Abbot

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Fridolin; date unknown, artist unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

He was an Irish or Scottish abbot, who, leaving his own country, founded several monasteries in Austrasia, Burgundy, and Switzerland: the last was that of Sekingen, in an isle in the Rhine, now one of the four forest towns belonging to the house of Austria. In this monastery he died, in 538. He is the tutelar patron of the Swiss canton of Glaris, who carry in their coat of arms his picture in the Benedictine habit, though he was not of that order.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Fridolin, Abbot”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 January 2018. Web. 24 September 2021. <>