Saints of the Day – Brannock, Abbot

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(also known as Barnoc, Brannoc)

6th century. Saint Brannock appears to have migrated from southern Wales into Devon, and to have founded a monastery at Braunton, near Barnstaple in Devonshire, where William Worcestre and Leland say he was buried. The traditions concerning him are very untrustworthy. Some hagiographers identify him as the 6th-century Welsh missionary Saint Brynach (Bernach or Bernacus). Because there are two separate feasts at Exeter on April and January 7 for the respective saints, it is unlikely that they are the same person (Benedictines, Farmer).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 June 2021. Web. 20 June 2021. <>