Saint Finan of Iona

[Saint Finan of Iona]Also known as

  • Finan of Lindisfarne



Monk at Iona. Succeeded Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne as governor of the Church in Northumbria, England. Bishop of Lindesfarne, England in 651. Built the cathedral, and the monasteries of Gilling and Whitby. Opposed the replacement of the Celtic liturgy with the Roman one. Evangelized southern England, working with Saint Cedd. Friend of King Oswiu of Northumbria and Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. Baptized King Penda and King Saint Sigebert of the East Saxons, and brought Saint Ebbe the Elder into the Benedictines.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Finan of Iona“. 31 January 2014. Web. 23 August 2014. <>