St. Gwen of Brittany


Commemorated on June 1

St. Gwen was the mother of Sts. Jacut, Guithem, and Winwaloe. She and her family fled to Brittany, France, to escape the pagan barbarians of England in the fifth century. Churches in Brittany were dedicated to her.

Troparion (Tone 4) –

O noble exiles Fragan and Gwen
who fled to Brittany in troubled times:
you established churches to God’s praise and glory;
your children brought joy and gladness to the Breton people.
We praise you, glorious Saints.

By permission of Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)