Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Oudoceus, Bishop


[Third Bishop of Landaff, in England] This saint, dedicated to God from his infancy by his parents, was reared in Christian principles under the inspection of his uncle Saint Theliau, bishop of Landaff; and succeeded him in this see about the year 580. Mauric, king of Glamorgan, held him in the highest veneration, and assisted him in all his endeavours to promote the glory of God; being, however, excommunicated by the saint for assassinating a prince called Cynedu, he, by his humble submission and penance, was at length restored to the communion of the church. Saint Oudoceus dying about the end of the sixth century, is mentioned in the English Calendars on the 2nd of July.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Oudoceus, Bishop”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 June 2013. Web. 22 September 2021. <>