Saint Brieuc of Brittany

detail from an icon of Saint Brieuc of Brittany, Orthodox Association of Saint Anne of BretagneAlso known as

  • Breock
  • Briach
  • Brieg
  • Brigomalos
  • Brimael
  • Brioc
  • Brioch
  • Briock
  • Brioco
  • Briocus
  • Briog
  • Briomaglus
  • Bru
  • Bryan

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Born and raised a pagan in a family of the Welsh nobility, but converted to Christianity as a young adult. Educated in France by Saint Germanus of Auxerre. Priest; a column of fire was reported seen near him at his ordination. He then returned to the British Isles as an evangelist, preaching in the Cardigan area. Founded two abbeys in Brittany. Bishop in upper Brittany. Venerated in Cornwall. Many churches in England and Scotland are dedicated to him.

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  • “Saint Brieuc of Brittany“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 April 2015. Web. 7 May 2015. <>