Saint Paternus of Vannes

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Paternus 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

  • Paternus the Elder
  • Paterno….
  • Patern….
  • Pern….



Fifth-century bishop of Vannes in Brittany (in modern France). Late in life he retired from his see to spend his final years as a hermit.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Paternus of Vannes“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 April 2021. Web. 15 June 2021. <>