ST. MONAN, IN SCOTLAND, M.
ST. ADRIAN, bishop of St. Andrews, trained up this
holy man from his childhood, and when he had ordamed him priest, and
long employed him in the service of his own church, sent him to
preach the gospel in the isle of May, lying in the bay of Forth. The
saint exterminated superstition and many other crimes and abuses, and
having settled the churches of that island in good order, passed into
the county of Fife, and was there martyred; being slain with above
6000 other Christians, by an army of infidels who ravaged that
country in 874. His relics were held in great veneration at innerny,
in Fifeshire, the place of his martyrdom, and were famous for
miracles. King David II. having himself experienced the effect of his
powerful intercession with God, rebuilt his church at Innerny of
stone, in a stately manner, and founded a college of canons to serve
it. See King’s calendar, and the manuscript life of this martyr
in the Scottish college at Paris and the Breviary of Aberdeen.