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|Saint Petroc, Celt evangelist, Abbot († 564)|
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To Saint Petroc (sometimes spelt
Petrock in English, Pedrog in Welsh and Perreux in French) (d.
564) is a 6th century Celtic Christian saint. He was born in
Wales but primarily ministered to the Britons of Dumnonia which
included the modern counties of Devon (Dewnans), Cornwall (Kernow),
and parts of Somerset (Gwlas an Hav) and Dorset. He is also
known to have ministered to the people of Brittany.
His feast day is June 4.
Article published in English on: 2-9-2009.
Last update: 2-9-2009.