New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Comgall


(c.510601) Abbot, founder of the monastery of Bangor, born near Magheramorne, Ireland; died Bangor. After a short military career he studied under Saint Finnian of Clonard, and Saint Ciaran. With a small following he retired to an island on Lough Erne and practised austere monastic life. He founded the monastery at Bangor, 552. Emblems: fish, pebble. Cult approved, 1903. Feast, 10 May.

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  • “Saint Comgall”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 5 December 2020. <>