Saint Findan of Rheinau


Also known as

  • Findanus
  • Fintan

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Captured by Norse raiders, who murdered the rest of his family, Findan 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, living his last 17 years as a walled-in recluse.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Findan of Rheinau“. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 November 2013. Web. 14 July 2014. <>