Saint Guénhaël

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Gwehael; 1878, artist unknown; Cathedral of Saint Peter, Morbihan, France; taken on 28 December 2012 by Fab5669; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Guenaël
  • Guenaud
  • Guénault
  • Guennal
  • Guinal
  • Gwenael
  • Gwendal
  • Gwenhael

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Profile

Son of a Breton chieftain. Educated at Landevennec, Brittany (in modern France under Saint Winwaloe in 489. Monk at Landevennec. Abbot of Landevennec in 532. Missionary to Britain and Ireland where he abolished the last pagan customs. Helped establish Cornouailles in Brittany in 546.

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Representation

  • causing a spring to gush forth
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Guénhaël“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 December 2014. Web. 29 December 2014. <>