Saint Gervadius

Also known as

  • Garnat
  • Garnet
  • Gernad
  • Gerardin
  • Gerardine
  • Gernard
  • Gernardius
  • Gervat
  • Gervadsus



Hermit at Kenedor and Holyman Head in Scotland, where he lived in a cave. He would light torches at night to warn ships away from the dangerous rocks along the shore. His cave survived into the 19th century, being a place of pilgrimage before being quarried out. Legend says that once when he needed wood to complete construction of a church, a great storm struck upriver of him, washing enough timber down river to finish the work.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gervadius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2019. Web. 13 June 2021. <>