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Saint Mawes Bishop

Reposed 6 century Remembered November 18

St Mawes (Maudez) gives his name to this small town opposite Falmouth on the Roseland peninsula. There is a holy well in the town.

He is much venerated in Brittany as a bishop, along with his disciples St Budoc and St Tudy. He and his companions settled on an island called Modez near the coast of Leon where traces of a beehive hut can still be seen. He became famous as a teacher.

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