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Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain - Germanus
c. 410; died in
c. 474. In
Wales his feast
is kept on July 31 or October 1 (because of the confusion with another Germanus
whose feast was on that day)...
tells us that Saint Germanus was a nephew of Saint Patrick. We are
also told that when Saint Germanus of Auxerre (f.d. July 31) visited
in 448 AD to refute the Pelagians, he met an Irish colonist whose son became
his disciple and chose his master's name for himself. Baring-Gould reports that
Germanus of Man was born in
Brittany and went
to work with Saint Patrick.
a missionary monk in
Wales under Saints Brioc
(f.d. May 1)and Illtyd
(f.d. November 6), and
Brittany to meet Patrick in
462. There he engaged in a magic contest with Gwrtheyrn. After that he returned
Ireland (c. 466)
eventually to become the bishop of the
Isle of Man
during the lifetime of Patrick.
name is traced in
Gaul. His martyrdom
is recorded in
His memory is preserved in place names, such as Jarman and Gremain, in areas
such as Caernavonshire, Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. His
name is also found in the Acts of Kieran and those of other early Irish saints.
Leland mentions a pilgrimage to Garmon ("Armon") at Llanarmon yn Ial,
where votive offerings were made to a statue in sacerdotal vestments (Baring-Gould,
Benedictines, D'Arcy, Farmer, Leland, Moran).