Book of Saints – Ruan

detail of a stained class window of Saint Ronanus of Quimper; date unknown, artist unknown; Saint Corentin Cathedral, Quimper, Brittany, France; photographed on 27 July 2013 by Thesupermat; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Ruadhan, Rumon, Ronan) (June 1) (Saint) Bishop (5th century) An Irish Saint (alleged to have been consecrated Bishop by Saint Patrick) who came to labour for God in Cornwall. The particulars regarding him are vague and uncertain. Probably, this is one of the instances in which the personalities of several of God‘s servants have been by accident confused into one. Various churches are dedicated to Saint Ruan or Ronan. At one period, he lived in Brittany, where he is equally in honour as in the British Isles. Perhaps it was in Brittany that he ended his earthly pilgrimage.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ruan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 November 2017. Web. 22 February 2019. <>