Saint Gildas the Elder

Also known as

  • Gildas the Albanian
  • Gildas the Scot



Son of Caunus, a chieftain in areas in northern Britain. Monk at Llancarvan. Spiritual student of Saint Cadoc. Hermit on the islands of Ronech and Ecni off the south coast of Wales. Wandering preacher and evangelist in the British Isles. In late life he retired to live as a prayerful monk at Glastonbury Abbey.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gildas the Elder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 January 2013. Web. 30 July 2021. <>