Berectus (Beretchert, or Beriktus)

Berectus (Beretchert, Or Beriktus)

is the name of a Scottish and an Irish ecclesiastic of early date:

1. A saint by this name is mentioned by Wion. He is said to have died in 720, and is commemorated Feb. 24. See Forbes, Kalendar of Scottish Saints, p. 279.

Definition of bere

2. On Dec. 6 the Irish hagiologists place Beretchert, or Berectus, of Tulachleis, now Tullylease, County Cork. He is given as brother of Sts. Gerald, Balanus, and Hubrit. The Bollandists (Acta SS. Feb., 2, 833 sq.), in their Life of St. Berach, would identify Berectus with him. The Four Masters gives the death of "Berichtir of Tulachleis" Dec. 6, 839.

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