Saint Macanisius

Also known as

  • Aengus McNisse
  • Angus MacNisse
  • Macanisius of Kells
  • Macnisius
  • Mac Nissi
  • MacNissi
  • Macnishius
  • Oengus Mac Nisse



Baptized as an infant by Saint Patrick. Spiritual student of Saint Olean. Pilgrim to Rome and the Holy Lands. Priest. Consecrated as abbotbishop of Kells in Ireland by Saint Patrick. Friend of Saint Colmon of Dromore. Probable founder of the Kells monastery, which became the diocese of Connor, Ireland. Among other miracles attributed to him, he is reported to have changed the course of a river for the convenience of his monks, and to have rescued a child who about to be executed for his father‘s crime by having the boy picked up by the wind and carried to him.



  • 514 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Macanisius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 April 2020. Web. 3 December 2021. <>