Sixth-century anchoress in Cornwall. The town of Saint Buryan, whose parish church served as her base, is named after her. May have been the daughter of an Irish king, and some writers says she travelled to Cornwall as a missionary to Cornish. One legend tells how she cured the paralysed son of King Geraint of Dumnonia, a miracle that brought many locals to the faith.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Buriana of Cornwall“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 June 2013. Web. 11 December 2013. <>