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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73).  Volume V: May.
The Lives of the Saints.  1866.
 
May 17
St. Cathan, Bishop and Confessor
 
HE flourished in the sixth or seventh century. His relics in the isle of Bute were so famous in Scotland, that the island was often called Kil-cathan. 1 See Breviar. Aberd. and Scoti-chr.  1
 
Note 1. Kil signifies a church or oratory, as Kilbraid, Kilpatrick, &c. [back]
 
 
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