Captured by Norse raiders, he was forced into slavery in the Orkney Islands. He escaped to Scotland and headed south, becoming a pilgrim to Rome, Italy. Monk at Farfa Abbey, Farfa Sabina, Italy. Monk and hermit in Rheinau Abbey, Rheinau, Switzerland for 22 years.
- 879 of natural causes
- “Saint Findan“. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 February 2013. Web. 23 May 2013. <>