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23 June is also the Feast day of a female saint named Gwentroc/Ventroc in the small parish of Treflez (Brittany) ; but the "official" patron of the parish church is saint Ediltrude since the early XVIIth century,  and maybe earlier. As Brieuc's mother is also named Eldruda in the saint's vita (written around 1050), we can imagine that the development of the cult of the Anglo-Saxon princess in Brittany is a consequence of such homonymy ; but Ediltrude is also mentioned in the old calendary of Landevennec Abbey (around 950) at the date of 23 June : Natale sanctae Hildetrudae virginis.
André-Yves Bourgès
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