Book of Saints – Guenhael


(Saint) Abbot (November 3) (6th century) The name Guenhael (“White Angel”) was given to the son of a Breton noble who consented that his child should be brought up in the monastery of Landevenec by Saint Wenwaloe. In due course Saint Guenhael succeeded the latter as Abbot. He introduced the severe discipline followed in general by the Celtic Saints whom he passed over into Britain to consult. It is impossible to fix the exact date of his death, which happened in some year between A.D. 530 and A.D. 580.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Guenhael”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2013. Web. 7 July 2020. <>