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(6th century),

abbot. He worked at Stirling and Falkirk and used to retire to solitude in the mountains near Dumbarton. Churches at Stirling, Roseneath (Dunbartonshire), and Falkirk are dedicated to him. Feast: 4 February. There is another Scottish Modan, sometimes confused with him, who was a bishop in the 8th century. Feast: 14 November, especially at Philorth (Fraserburgh) where his silver head-relic was formerly carried in procession to bring down rain or improve the weather in other ways, His principal foundation was Timhood.

K.S.S., pp. 400–3.

Subjects: Christianity.


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