Saint Paul Aurelian

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Paul Aurelian, date and artist unknown; church of Saint-Hervé, Lanhouarneau, France; photographed on 15 October 2011 by GO69; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Paul of Léon
  • Paol Aorelian
  • Paulinus Aurelianus
  • Paul Aurelian of Léon
  • Pol Aurelian
  • Pol de Léon



Born a Romano-Briton prince, the son of Perphius, a Welsh chieftain. Educated at Llantwit Major with Saint David of Wales, Saint Samson of York, Saint Gildas the Wise and Saint Illtyd. Hermit. To escape being made a bishop, he and 12 companions established a monastery at Porz-Pol, Ouessant Island, Brittany (part of modern France). He later relented and became bishop of Ouismon. Spiritual director of his nephew, Saint Joavan of Brittany.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Paul Aurelian“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 January 2019. Web. 23 February 2019. <>