Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Ternan, Bishop of the Picts, Confessor


Saint Palladius, the apostle of the Scots, ordained Saint Servanus, or Serf, bishop of Orkney, and Saint Ternan of the Picts, in 440. This latter had sanctified himself many years in the abbey of Culross, in Fifeshire, in which Saint Kentigern had established a most holy manner of life.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Ternan, Bishop of the Picts, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2013. Web. 20 September 2021. <>