St. Gunthiern
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    Memorial
    • 3 July


     Profile
    •  Prince who became a hermit in Brittany. The local lord, Grallon, gave Gunthiern land on the Isle of Groie, near River Blavet to found a monastery. It survives today as the Benedictine house of Kemperle.


    •  Legend says that insects once threatened to destroy the region’s crops. Count Guerech I of Vannes, France, requested the saint‘s help. Gunthiern blessed some water and had it sprinkled over the fields. The insects fled, and the crops were saved.


     Born
    •  Welsh


    Died
    •    c.500 in Brittany (in modern France) of natural causes
    •    his body was hidden during the Norman invasions, and was lost for a while
    •    remains re-discovered in the 11th century
    •    relics were translated to the Kemperle monastery


    Canonized
    •    Pre-Congregation