New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Palladius


Confessor, apostle of the Scots, died Scotland, 432. Of an ancient Gallo-Roman family, he was a deacon in the church of Rome. In 431 he was consecrated bishop of the Scots and sent to preach the gospel in Ireland, being the first bishop sent by Pope Celestine to Ireland; he founded churches at Kelleen Cormac, Tigroney, and Donard. He is often wrongly identified with Saint Patrick. Buried at Fordun, Aberdeen, Scotland. Feast, 6 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Palladius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2013. Web. 27 February 2021. <>