Saint Guénhaël


Also known as

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

Memorial

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.

Born

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • causing a spring to gush forth

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Guénhaël“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 November 2013. Web. 23 August 2014. <>