St. Gwen, along with her husband, St. Fragan, of Britain


Commemorated on July 5

In the fifth century, during the troubled times following the Romans’ departure from Britain, Sts. Fragan and Gwen became refugees in Brittany, where many churches are dedicated to each of them.

They are the parents of Ss. Winwaloe, Jacut, Guethenoc, and Gunthiern.

Troparion (Tone 4) –

O noble exiles Fragan and Gwen
who fled to Brittany in troubled times:
you established churches to God's praise and glory;
your children brought joy and gladness to the Breton people.
We praise you, glorious Saints.

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