Saint Gobnata

statue of Saint Gobnata, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Abigail
  • Albina
  • Deborah
  • Gobnat
  • Gobnet
  • Gobnait



Sixth century abbess of a convent at in Ballyvourney, Ireland. A holy well there that is named for her still exists. Legend says that she found the site of the convent by chasing a white deer; an angel told her to follow it until she found a herd of nine white deer and found her house there.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gobnata“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2020. Web. 28 November 2021. <>