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Saint Tudwal
St Yves Treguier 2005 petite.jpg
The relics of Saint Ives and Tudwal in a procession at the gate of Tréguier Cathedral in 2005.
Died ~564 AD
Venerated in Orthodox Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church, True Orthodox Church
Feast December 1
Attributes bishop holding a dragon

Saint Tudwal[1] (died c. 564) was a Breton monk. He is considered one of the seven founder saints of Brittany. Tudwal was said to be a son of Hoel Mawr (Hoel I). Tudwal travelled to Ireland to learn the scriptures, then became a hermit on what is now called Saint Tudwal's Island East off North Wales. Tudwal later emigrated to Brittany, settling in Lan Pabu with 72 followers, where he established a large monastery under the patronage of his cousin, King Deroch of Domnonée. Tudwal was made Bishop of Tréguier on the insistence of Childebert I, King of the Franks.

Tudwal is shown in iconography as a bishop holding a dragon, now the symbol of Tregor. His feast day is celebrated on 1 December.

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  1. ^ Also known as * Tual
    • Tudgual
    • Tugdual
    • Tugual
    • Pabu, or Papu
    • Tugdualus (Latin)
    • Tudgualus (Latin)