Saint Iwi

Also known as

  • Ivi
  • Iwigius
  • Ywi
  • Ywio
  • Ywy



Monk in Lindisfarne, England. Deacon. Spiritual student of Saint Cuthbert at Lindisfarne. Following the Irish ideal of an exile for Christ”, he took ship without bothering to ask its destination, planning to evangelize where it landed. It turned out to be Brittany, where he lived as a hermit and followed a ministry of miraculous healing.

About 250 years later a group of Breton monks carrying the relics of Ivi arrived at Wilton abbey in southwest England. When they were ready to leave they found they could not move the relics; they had found a home at the abbey altar, and the monks were forced to leave them behind.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Iwi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2018. Web. 27 February 2021. <>