An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church


(c. 360-c. 430/432). Missionary to the Britons and the Picts. A Briton, he received his theological education at Rome, where he was consecrated bishop in 394. He went to Scotland as a missionary to convert the Britons and the Picts. Ninian founded a church which he dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and named Candida Casa (“White House”), probably from the color of the stones. This church and monastery in Galloway became the base from which Ninian and his monks did their missionary work. His life is commemorated in the Episcopal calendar of the church year on Sept. 16.

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