Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Wiro, Bishop in Ireland


He was a holy Irish bishop, who travelled to Rome with Saint Plechelm, and the deacon Otger. He afterwards preached the faith of Christ to the Pagans in the low-countries. Prince Pepin of Herstal was a great admirer of his sanctity, and bestowed on him a lonely wood, called the Mount of Saint Peter, now of Saint Odilia, near the river Roer, one league from Ruremund; and repaired to him often bare-foot to confess his sins. Broken by austerities and old age, he departed to our Lord in the seventh century.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Wiro, Bishop in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2013. Web. 12 May 2021. <>