New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Gwenhael


Confessor, Abbot of Landevennec, died Landevennec, Brittany, c.518. The son of a Breton chieftain, he accompanied Saint Winwaloe to Landevennec, 489, where he entered the monastic life. He was elected abbot, 532. He journeyed to Britain and Ireland, where he abolished the last of the pagan customs. Returning to Brittany, he established foundations at Cornouailles, 546. Patron of Landevennec, Corbeil, and Vannes. Represented causing a spring to gush forth. His body, preserved at Corbeil, was lost during the Revolution. Feast, 3 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gwenhael”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2013. Web. 22 September 2021. <>