Calendar of Scottish Saints – Saint Ethernascus, Confessor

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From his retired life and spirit of recollection this Irish saint was known as “Ethernascus, who spoke not,” or “The Silent.” He was one of the chief patrons of Clane, in the county of Kildare. It is difficult to determine what was his precise connection with Scotland, but his office occurs with a proper prayer in the Breviary of Aberdeen. The church of Lathrisk, in Fifeshire, was dedicated to Saint Ethernascus conjointly with Saint John the Evangelist.

MLA Citation

  • Father Michael Barrett, OSB. “Saint Ethernascus, Confessor”. The Calendar of Scottish Saints, 1919. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 December 2019. Web. 5 August 2021. <>