Aaron of Aleth

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Saint Aaron of Aleth
Hermit and Abbot
Bornunknown
the British Isles, exact location unknown, perhaps Wales[1]
Diedafter 552[2]
Saint-Malo, Brittany, France
Honored inRoman Catholic Church,
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast22 June[3]
 
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Saint Aaron of Aleth
Hermit and Abbot
Bornunknown
the British Isles, exact location unknown, perhaps Wales[1]
Diedafter 552[2]
Saint-Malo, Brittany, France
Honored inRoman Catholic Church,
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast22 June[3]
For Saint Aaron of Caerleon, see Julius and Aaron

Saint Aaron of Aleth (or, in Breton, Saint Aihran) was a mid-sixth century hermit, monk and abbot at a monastery on Cézembre, a small island near Aleth, opposite Saint-Malo in Brittany, France. Some sources say that he was born of British stock in Armorican Domnonia.

Aaron was a Welshman who lived in solitude near Lamballe and Pleumeur-Gautier, before finally settling in Aleth. He attracted numerous visitors while there, including Saint Malo, it is said, in 544, and became their abbot. He died soon afterwards. Saint Malo then succeeded to the spiritual rule of the district subsequently known as Saint-Malo, and was consecrated first Bishop of Aleth. Aaron's feast day is 22 June. He is mentioned in Les Vies des Saints de Bretagne.[4]

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Places

In Lamballe, France lies the Town of Saint-Aaron, which is placed around the place where Aaron is believed to have died.

Notes

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ Jones, Terry. "Aaron". Patron Saints Index. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainta2k.htm. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  2. ^ Rabenstein, Katherine (June 1998). "Aaron of Brittany". Saint of the Day, June 22. SaintPatrickDC.org. http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0622.shtml. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  3. ^ Butler, Alban; (online version by Terry Jones). "Saint Aaron". Lives of the Saints. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sta2k001.htm. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  4. ^ Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. (1924)

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Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Machutus". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.


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