New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Brogan


(Brochan, Broccan, Bracan, or Bearchan)
(6th or 7th century)
Bishop of Mothil, Waterford, Ireland. He is mentioned in the Irish Martyrologium of Aengus where he is described as Brocan the scribe. Modern hagiographers regard him as the secretary and possibly the nephew of Saint Patrick. Feast, 8 July.

A second saint mentioned in the Martyrologium, Saint Brogan Cloen, Abbot of Rosstuirc, is probably identical with the Abbot Brochanus, referred to in the Life of Saint Abban. He is said to have written the hymn in honor of Saint Brigid. Feast, 17 September.

Other saints of this name occur in the Martyrology of Gorman under 1 January, 9 April, 27 June, 1 August, and 20 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Brogan”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 22 October 2020. <>