Saint Meriadoc of Vannes

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Meriadoc of Vannes, 1878, artist unknown; Saint Peter cathedral of Vannes, Morbihan, France; photographed on 26 October 2012 by Fab5669; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Meredith
  • Meriadec
  • Meriasek
  • Meryasek



Wealthy 6th7th century lord of a large manor, he sold it off and gave the procedes to the poor. Hermit at Rohan, Brittany, France. Ordained by Saint Hingueten. Bishop of Vannes, France in 666. Subject of a wholly fictional medieval play in vernacular Cornish. Legend says that a bell from his church in Stival in Brittany would cure deafness and migraines if placed against the head of the sufferer.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Meriadoc of Vannes“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2020. Web. 26 October 2021. <>