Abran

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Saint Abran (Breton for 'Abraham'), also known as Gibrian, was a 6th-century Irish hermit in Brittany.

He was born in Ireland and with eight of his siblings traveled to Brittany. St. Abran and his siblings chose of life of devotion to God in the consecrated religious life. He lived in a hermitage on the Marne River, which had been given to him by Saint Remigius.

Abran and his siblings are all considered saints for their positive Christian influence upon the Breton people.

Saint Abran's feast day is 8 May on the Western Rite Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church calendars.

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Sigal, Pierre-André (1969). "Maladie, pèlerinage et guérison au XIIe siècle: Les miracles de saint Gibrien à Reims". Annales: Économies, Sociétés, Civilisations 24: 1522–39.