Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Mackessoge, or Kessoge, Confessor


[Bishop in the provinces of Levin and Boin in Scotland.] By his instructions and counsels the pious King Congal II governed with extraordinary prudence, zeal, and sanctity. This saint was illustrious for miracles, and died in 560. A celebrated church in that country still bears the title of Saint Kessoge-Kirk. The Scots for their cry in battle for some time used his name, but afterwards changed it for that of Saint Andrew. They sometimes painted Saint Kessoge in a soldier’s habit, holding a bow bent with an arrow in it.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Mackessoge, or Kessoge, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 March 2013. Web. 19 September 2021. <>