Saint Jodocus

[Saint Jodocus]Also known as

  • Giudoco
  • Giudioco
  • Iodocus
  • Jodoc
  • Jodokus
  • Joost
  • Jos
  • Josse
  • Jost
  • Jouven
  • Judganoc
  • Judgeonoc
  • Judoc
  • Judocus

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Seventh century king in Brittany, the son of King Juthael of Amorica. Following a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy c.636, he abdicated to lead a religious life. Ordained at Ponthieu. Hermit at Runiacum, which was later renamed Saint-Josse-sur-Mer. Felt a special call to pray for sailors.

In the early 10th century, refugees from Brittany to England brought some of his relics with them, mainly clippings from his hair and nails which were reported to continue to grow after his death; they were enshrined in Winchester Cathedral. Joducus, often under the name Josse, was very popular in Middle Ages England, even used in oaths by the Wife of Bath in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Jodocus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 12 December 2013. Web. 31 August 2014. <>