Saint Gildas the Elder

Also known as

  • Gildas the Albanian
  • Gildas the Scot

Memorial

Profile

Son of Caunus, a chieftain in areas in northern Britain. Monk at Llancarvan. Spiritual student of Saint Cadoc. Hermit on the islands of Ronech and Ecni off the south coast of Wales. Wandering preacher and evangelist in the British Isles. In late life he retired to live as a prayerful monk at Glastonbury Abbey.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gildas the Elder“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 August 2014. Web. 1 September 2014. <>