Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Breaca, Now Breague, Virgin, of Ireland


She was a disciple of Saint Patrick, and coming from Ireland into Cornwall, landed at Reyver on the eastern bank of the river Hayle, now called Alan, in the hundredth of Penrith, and led there a solitary life in great sanctity. She was honoured there with a church famous for pilgrimages and miracles.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Breaca, Now Breague, Virgin, of Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 June 2013. Web. 20 September 2021. <>