Saints of the Day – Elian, Hermit


(also known as Eilan, Allan) 5th century. A Cornish or Breton saint of the family of Saint Ismael, Saint Elian has given his name to Llanelian in Anglesey and Llanelian in Denbigshire. He was the titular head of Saint Allen’s Church in Cornwall. For some reason, his name is often confused with that of Saint Hilary (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 5 December 2021. <>