Saint Constantine of Cornwall

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Born a Cornish prince, the son of King Paternus. After a life of vice, Constantine had a conversion experience, repented his sins, and studied the faith in Wales and Ireland. Missionary to the Scottish Picts. Worked with Saint Columbanus. Abbot of a monastery at Govan. Two places in Cornwall are named for him. Considered by some sources to be Scotland‘s first martyr.

Died

  • murdered by thieves c.587 who cut off his right arm and allowed him to bleed to death

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Constantine of Cornwall“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 February 2014. Web. 20 April 2014. <>