Saint Modan

Also known as

  • Maden
  • Maudan

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Profile

Son of a chieftain. Monk at Dryburgh Abbey in 522 where he gave himself over to prayer 7 to 8 hours a day. Preacher at Stirling, Falkirk, and along the Forth in Scotland. Reluctant abbot at Dryburgh Abbey. In his later years he retired to become a hermit at Dumbarton, Scotland. Legend says that he would be requested during dry seasons; he would stick his staff in the ground and a spring of water would emerge; he would then go straight back to his hermitage.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Modan“. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 January 2014. Web. 23 November 2014. <>