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Saint Tudwal
Saint Tugdual.jpg
Icon of Saint Tugdual
Died 30.11.~564 AD
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Anglican Communion
True Orthodox Church
Feast 30 November or 1 December
Attributes bishop holding a dragon

Saint Tudwal (died c. 564), also known as Tual, Tudgual, Tugdual, Tugual, Pabu, Papu, or Tugdualus (Latin), was a Breton monk. He is considered to be one of the seven founder saints of Brittany. Tudwal was said to be the son of Hoel Mawr (Hoel I). He travelled to Ireland to learn the scriptures, and then became a hermit on Saint Tudwal's Island East, off the coast of North Wales. Tudwal later immigrated 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 30 November or 1 December.

The relics of Saint Ives and Tudwal in a procession at the gate of Tréguier Cathedral in 2005.

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