St Malachy

St Malachy

St Malachy  (1094 - 2 November 1148)

St. Malachy was born in Armagh in 1094.  He was ordained a Priest by St. Cellach in 1119.  He was chosen Abbot of Bangor in 1123, a year later he was consecrated Bishop of Down & Connor and in 1132, he was promoted to the Primacy of Armagh.  

St. Malachy founded a Priory of Austin Canons at Downpatrick. 

St. Malachy's Feast Day is celebrated on November 3rd.  He is Patron Saint of The Archdiocese of Armagh and The Diocese of Down & Connor.