Welsh bard who was is a popular patron in Brittany, France. Herve, sometimes called Harvey or Hervues, was the son of the bard Hyvarnion, and was born blind. Raised by his uncles because his mother was a hermitess, he was taken to Brittany. There he built an abbey at Lanhourneau, and he was venerated as a miracle worker and bard. He is invoked against eye trouble, and he is depicted with a wolf. Tales and legends associated Herve with a wolf.
Don’t forget to wish Br. Hervé a pleasant saint’s day!
[updated on the 13.12.05]
To subscribe to the Abbey newsletter (in French) post your e-mail address below:
In 1844, the last surviving religious died. (read more)