St. Gallen tract on Gall, Brigit and Patrick

  • Latin
  • prose

Latin hagiographical and genealogical tract on saints Gall, Brigit and Patrick, probably produced at St. Gall (modern-day Switzerland) in the 9th or 10th century. BHL 3257, 1462b.

pp. 163–164
Gallus und Brigida (p. 163); Patricius (p. 164).
  • Latin
prose (primary)



(fl. 615)
Reputed founder of St. Gall in modern-day Switzerland and one of Columbanus’ companions. His 9th-century Lives written at Reichenau claim that he was of Irish origin.

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Brigit of Kildare
Brigit of Kildare
(c. 439/452–c. 524/526)
patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.

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Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
(fl. 5th century)
No short description available

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[ed.] Krusch, Bruno (ed.), Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (II), MGH Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum, 4, Hanover, 1902.
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241–242 Parts relating to Gall and Brigit.
[ed.] Löwe, Heinz, “Irische Genealogien aus St. Gallen und ihr historischer Hintergrund”, in: Manfred Balzer, Norbert Kamp, and Joachim Wollasch (eds), Tradition als historische Kraft: interdisziplinäre Forschungen zur Geschichte des früheren Mittelalters, Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1982. 138–155.
140 Parts relating to Patrick.
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