Les reliques de Saint Guénolé-RELICS

The relics of Saint Guénolé

Saint Guénolé was a 6th century Breton monk who founded the Abbey of Landévennec in France. After his death in 532, many relics associated with him were created and venerated throughout Brittany.

The relics of Saint Guénolé include objects such as bones, tissues and liturgical objects. One of the most revered objects associated with Saint Guénolé is his cane, which is kept in Quimper Cathedral. Legend has it that the cane miraculously grew from a tree branch that Saint Guénolé had planted in the ground.

Relic of Saint Guénolé at Relics.es

Another important relic is the reliquary of Saint Guénolé, which contains his bones. The shrine was made in 1013 and is now kept in the basilica of Saint-Guénolé in Batz-sur-Mer. It is said that the reliquary was transported by boat from the abbey of Landévennec to Batz-sur-Mer, and that it was miraculously preserved from drowning during a storm.

In addition to the reliquary and the cane, there are also many other relics of Saint Guénolé, including fragments of fabrics that he would have worn and liturgical objects that he would have used. Some of these relics are kept in churches and museums in Brittany, while others have been lost over time.

The relics of Saint Guénolé have played an important role in the spiritual life of the Bretons for centuries. Pilgrims traveled great distances to see and touch them, hoping to obtain divine healing or protection. The relics were also used in processions and other religious ceremonies.

However, with the advent of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, the veneration of relics became controversial. Some relics of Saint Guénolé have been lost or destroyed over time, while others are still preserved and venerated today.

The relics of Saint Guénolé are important testimonies of Breton history and culture. Although they are often associated with legends and miracles, their importance lies above all in their ability to connect people with their past and their spirituality.

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1 comment

Bien dit. On se demande ce qui reste à Landevennecà l’abbaye Saint Gwenolé actuelle

JENNER Charles

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