Saints of the Day – Maccallin of Waulsort, O.S.B., Abbot

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(also known as Malcallan, Maolcalain) Died 978. Maccallin was an Irishman who made a pilgrimage to Saint Fursey’s shrine at Péronne during the Viking terror. He entered the Benedictine abbey of Gorze. Later he became a hermit and was given a grant of land on which he founded Saint Michael’s monastery at Thiérache and governed it as abbot. Soon after he made a second foundation at Waulsort (Valciodorum) Abbey, near Dinant, Belgium, on the River Meuse, over which he placed Saint Cadroe. In 946, Emperor Otto I issued a charter that stipulated that Waulsort should be governed by an Irish abbot so long as one was available within the community (Benedictines, D’Arcy, Fitzpatrick, Montague, O’Hanlon).

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  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2021. Web. 22 October 2021. <>