Saint Joavan of Brittany

Saint Joavan of BrittanyAlso known as

  • Jaoua
  • Joevin
  • JoĆ©vin
  • Jouva
  • Jaouen
  • Yaouen

Memorial

Profile

Moved from Britain to Brittany to become the spiritual student of his uncle Saint Paul Aurelian. Monk at Landevennec, Brittany (in modern France). Co-adjutor bishop with, and successor to Saint Paul. At least two churches in Brittany are dedicated to him.

Born

Died

  • c.570 of natural causes
  • buried at Plougen
  • his tomb survives, but not his relics

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Joavan of Brittany“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 March 2010. Web. 6 May 2015. <>