Saint Ismael of Menevia

Also known as

  • Osmail
  • Ysfael



Sixth century son of Budic, prince of Cornouaille, Brittany (in modern France), who was forced into exile at Dyfed, Wales. Budic later returned to Brittany, but his three sons preferred Wales where they all became holy men. Ismael was the spiritual student of Saint Teilo of Llandaff who ordained him bishop of Menevia, Wales. Several churches are dedicated in his honour in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, Wales.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ismael of Menevia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 June 2015. Web. 26 October 2016. <>