Saints of the Day – Edeyrn (Edern), Hermit

statue of Saint Edern on his stag, date unknown, artist unknown; Church of Saint Edern, Brittany, France; photographed on 21 September 2014 by Moreau.henri; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

6th century. He is the patron saint of a church in Brittany. Legend describes him as a Briton, associating him with King Arthur, and making him end his days as a hermit in Armorica (Benedictines). Saint Edeyrn is depicted in art as a hermit riding on a stag. He is venerated in Brittany (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 19 January 2021. <>