Saint Asicus of Elphin

Also known as

  • Ascicus
  • Asic
  • Assic
  • Assicus
  • Tassach

Memorial

Profile

Married coppersmith and silversmith. Convert. Disciple of Saint Patrick. First bishop of the diocese of Elphin, Ireland. Late in life, citing his unworthiness to lead his parishioners, he retired to live as a prayerful hermit on an island in Donegal Bay; monks from his diocese followed and tried to get him to return.

Died

  • c.490 of natural causes at Racoon, Donegal, Ireland

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Asicus of Elphin“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 March 2014. Web. 22 August 2014. <>