Icon of Saint Tugdual
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
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.
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- Tro Breizh (Breton for "Tour of Brittany"), a Catholic pilgrimage that links the towns of the seven founding saints of Brittany, including Tréguier, Saint Tudwal's town
- Blessed Julian Maunoir, "Apostle of Brittany"
- St Tugual's Chapel, chapel named after St Tudwal
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