Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Psalmodius of Ireland, Hermit


He was of an illustrious Irish or Scottish family, and renounced the world to form himself in the school of virtue, under the discipline of Saint Brendan. By the advice of that holy man, he passed into France, and addressed himself to Saint Leontius, bishop of Saintes, about the year 630, under whose spiritual direction he made still higher progress in Christian perfection. The latter part of his life he spent in a little cell in the forest of Grie, in the territory of Limoges. His relics are kept in a silver shrine in the collegiate church of Saint Agapetus, in Languedoc, and he is honoured on the 6th of August.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Psalmodius of Ireland, Hermit”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2013. Web. 22 September 2021. <>