st.Foillan-Benedictine abbot and founder, brother of SS. Fursey and Ulan

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Feast Day : October 31



Also known as: Fullan



Born in Ireland, Foillan went to England in 630 with his family and friends. There he participated in the founding of Burghcastle, near Yarmouth. Foillan went to France and Belgium. In Belgium he was given land by Blessed Ita of Nivelles, and founded a monastery and worked as a missionary abbot. In 655, he was killed by outlaws after celebrating Mass in the Sneffe forest.

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