Calendar of Scottish Saints – Saint Donald, Hermit, A.D. (about) 716


12 July. A local tradition speaks of the sojourn of this saint in the Glen of Ogilvy, in Forfarshire, where he lived a secluded life for some years. He was not, strictly speaking, a hermit, as his nine virgin daughters shared his solitude, and spent their time like Saint Donald in the almost constant practice of prayer and contemplation. No reliable record remains of the course of his life or of the date and circumstances of his death.

MLA Citation

  • Father Michael Barrett, OSB. “Saint Donald, Hermit, A.D. (about) 716”. The Calendar of Scottish Saints, 1919. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 July 2013. Web. 15 May 2021. <>