Saint Briarch of Bourbriac

statue of Saint Briarch of Bourbriac, artist unknown; photographed on 16 August 2014 by Teñsor Jambou; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Briach
  • Briac
  • Briachus
  • Briag
  • Briagenn



Born to the Irish nobility. Monk in Wales. Friend and evangelist with Saint Tudwal. Priest. He founded a monastery in Guingamp, Brittany, France, and served as its first abbot. Pilgrim to Rome.



  • 627 in Bourbiac, France of natural causes
  • buried in the church of Bourbiac



Additional Information


O holy Briach, thou dost teach us the value of renunciation, for thou didst renounce the world to seek salvation. Therefore we pray, that our lives may show forth the virtue of self denial and thereby attain the eternal salvation of our souls. – troparion of Saint Briach

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Briarch of Bourbriac“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 December 2010. Web. 21 September 2021. <>