Saint Mawes

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Mawes teaching his disciples; date and artist unknown; photographed on 2 October 2015 by Andrewrabbott; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mandé
  • Maodez
  • Maudet
  • Maudeto
  • Maudetus
  • Maudez
  • Maudé
  • Maw
  • Mawe
  • Modez



Hermit in an area of Cornwall, England; the area now has a village named Saint Mawes (Lannvowsedh in Cornish) in his honour. He emigrated to Brittany where he founded a monastery on an island now known as Maudez; he had to drive out the snakes and vermin in order to build. Worked with Saint Budoc of Brittany and Saint Tudwal to found the house. A nearby village is known as Lanmodez in his honour, and there are more than 60 churches in the region dedicated to him.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mawes“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 October 2017. Web. 27 November 2020. <>