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Saint Winwaloe Abbot

Reposed 532 Remembered March 3

St Winwaloe was a royal of Cornwall who was brought up in Brittany. He was taught by St Budoc on the Ile Lavret and founded a monastery on a very inhospitable island but was forced to abandon it and found another at of Landevenec just south of Brest.

His disciples founded churches in Cornwall and elsewhere; the large three aisled church on the beach at Gunwalloe on the Lizard is one of them which drew many pilgrims.

Gunwalloe Church

["Saint", "Brittany", "By0040", "Cent06", "Abbot", "Hermit"]