Confessor, born possibly Dumbarton, Scotland, c.516; died Houat, Brittany, c.570. He studied in Wales and Ireland, where he was ordained. He retired to the isle of Houat, and subsequently founded a monastery at Rhuys on the mainland. He is the earliest British historian; “” is his chief work. Patron of several churches and monasteries in Brittany and elsewhere; invoked against rabies. Relics in cathedral of Vannes. Feast, 29 January.
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