Abran

St. Abran (Breton for 'Abraham', also known as 'Gibrian') was a hermit of the sixth century.

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.

References

* Holweck, F. G., "A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints". St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.
* [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=521 Catholic Online]
* [http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsg.htm Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome]

See also

*Christian monasticism
*Desert Fathers
*Julien Maunoir, apostle of Brittany


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