IRELAND & BRITISH ISLES
Saint Edern / Edeyrn
founder & abbot of Llanedeyrn Abbey in Wales
& hermit in Lannédern, Brittany, France,
from Ireland (+6th ce.)
Saint Edern / Edeyrn (+6th century) was a saint of Wales, related to Vortigern and the royal house of Powys and the brother of Saint Aerdeyrn and Elldeyrn. Edeyrn is the patron saint of Lannédern in France and Llanedeyrn in Wales, where he founded a monastery of over 300 people.
Saint Edern was a companion of King Arthur, before moving to France where he became a Hermit.
He is remembered in churches across Wales and Brittany including Monmouth and Llanedeyrn near Cardiff in Wales and Lannédern in Brittany France. He is oft depicted riding a deer and his feast day is 6th January.
St Edern’s Church
Here was St Edern’s Abbey
The Holy Relics of St Edeyrn