Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Gunthiern – Saint of the Day – July 3

Saint Gunthiern Biography

Saint Gunthiern Profile. Born: N/A in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Brittany. Died: 500 AD in Brittany (in modern France). Feast Day is celebrated on July 3.
 
The Memorial of Saint Gunthiern – Saint of the Day

Saint Gunthiern Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth United Kingdom of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Hermit
Place of Work Brittany
Date of Death 500 AD
Place of Death Brittany (in modern France)
Feast Day July 3
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Biography

Saint Gunthiern was a Prince who went on to become a hermit in Brittany. He was given land by Grallon, a local lord. The land was to start a monastery. It was situated on the Isle of Groie close to river Blavet. It still survives to this day as the Benedictine house of Kemperle.

There is a legend that insects once threatened to destroy the region’s crops. Count Guerech the first of Vannes, France, asked for the saint‘s help. St. Gunthiern blessed some water and made them sprinkle it over the fields. The insects left, and the crops were safe.

Saint Gunthiern
St. Gunthiern