Calendar of Scottish Saints – Saint Fergna, Bishop, A.D. 622


2 March. This saint, a fellow-citizen and relative of Saint Columba, became eventually Abbot of Iona. During his rule many of the young nobles who had fled from the sword of the King of Deira took shelter in the monastery. They were instructed and converted to the Christian Faith. Saint Fergna is said to have been made a bishop in the later years of his life, but this is called in question by some writers. He seems to have been of partly British descent and is often styled “Fergna the Briton.”

MLA Citation

  • Father Michael Barrett, OSB. “Saint Fergna, Bishop, A.D. 622”. The Calendar of Scottish Saints, 1919. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 February 2014. Web. 17 January 2022. <>