Saint Buriana of Cornwall

Also known as

  • Berriona
  • Burian
  • Buryan



Sixth-century anchoress in Cornwall. The town of Saint Buryan, whose parish church served as her base, is named after her. May have been the daughter of an Irish king, and some writers says she travelled to Cornwall as a missionary to Cornish. One legend tells how she cured the paralysed son of King Geraint of Dumnonia, a miracle that brought many locals to the faith.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Buriana of Cornwall“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2016. Web. 17 October 2021. <>