St Ultan was the brother of St Fursey and St Foillan, like them a monk from Ireland who travelled with them in 633. The monastery established themselves, with an endowment from the King of East Anglia in an old Roman fort – commonly believed to be Burgh Castle. After a time St Ultan went off to live as a hermit and was joined by St Fursey. However in the face of incursions by the then pagan Mercians in 644 St Fursey moved to the continent and in 651 so did St Ultan and St Foillan.
Saint Ultan Ascetic
Reposed 657 Remembered May 1