Book of Saints – Gerontius of Devon


(Geraint) (Saint) King, Martyr (August 10) (6th century) Son of Erbin, and King of Damnonia (Devon). He fell in battle against the Saxons (A.D. 508). Much romantic legend has been woven about his life and that of his wife, Enid. Another Saint Gerontius, King of Cornwall, died A.D. 596. Saint Gerrans in Cornwall and Saint Geran in Brittany have the one or the other for Patron Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gerontius of Devon”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 August 2016. Web. 19 January 2019. <>