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


He was a holy priest in the church of Armagh, who, to fly the archiepiscopal dignity, retired into Cornwall. He landed at Penmarch in that county, and being honourably received, built himself a hermitage, yet often went out to preach to the people, and kindle in their breasts the most ardent desire of Christian perfection. He was called to receive the recompense of his labours on the 15th of June 585. Under the name of Saint Vorech he seems titular saint of Llanlivery in Cornwall.

MLA Citation

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