Pardons of Brittany


Feasts of patron saints of churches, at which an indulgence is granted and where pilgrims gather to spend the day in prayer, beginning with early Mass and a procession around the church. There are five kinds:

  • Saint Yves at Treguier, the Pardon of the poor
  • Our Lady of Rumengol, the Pardon of singers
  • Saint Jean-du-Doigt, the Pardon of fire
  • Saint Ronan, the Pardon of the mountain
  • Saint Anne de la Palude, the Pardon of the sea

The Pardons begin in March and end in October and are most frequent between Easter and Michaelmas Day (29 September).

MLA Citation

  • “Pardons of Brittany”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2013. Web. 3 March 2021. <>