Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Finian, or Winin, Bishop and Confessor in Ireland

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He was born in Ireland about the beginning of the sixth century, travelled abroad for his spiritual improvement, and returning home, founded the monastery of Maghbile. He was at length chosen bishop, and since his happy death, is honoured as chief patron of Ulster in Ireland. See Colgan, Usher, and Britannia Sancta.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Finian, or Winin, Bishop and Confessor in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 September 2013. Web. 21 December 2014. <>