• Saint Houarniault (or Hervé) 0

Saint Houarniault (or Hervé)

present at Notre Dame du Haut
it is the largest Breton saint.
"His father, Hyvarnon or Houarnon, from Great Britain, married a virtuous maiden, Rivanon, who gave him a blind son, Hervé. His reputation for holiness gave him considerable influence. "
Houarniault founded in the fifth century monastery whose site takes its name from Lanhouarneau (Finistère). Blind hermit and musician, he worked for the education of children and the poor reception of the Menez-Bre.He is credited with the famous "Canticle of Paradise."
Legend has it that the dog with which guided Hervé was eaten by a wolf, the wolf saint then forced to replace it, "this is why (to Trédaniel) St Hervé is depicted holding a wolf on a leash, and is invoked particularly by neighboring forest peoples to protect their herds, and received recognition by the wool. "
575 to his death, he was buried in Lanhouarneau near Lesneven. Athe late ninth century, facing the Norman invasions, his remains were sheltering in the castle of Brest, and is then assigned by the Duke of Brittany to the Bishop of Nantes in 1002, and it was probably at this time the skull is sent to the Cathedral of Rennes. The body disappears during the Revolution. Forgotten for years, relics are found at the end of the twentieth century in a back sacristy of the church of Saint-Sauveur in Rennes, and their return to Lanhouarneauwas decided in 1998.
It is the object of worship Bourbriac, a statue is in St Mélar Bringolo Chapel, a chapel dedicated to him and to Quemperven Ploufragan, and a church in St Hervé.

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