Five granite statues around the south portal, from left to right:
Gabriel (2) and St. Mary (4) form a annunciaton group.
- Saint Jean / Saint John the Evangelist, sculpted by Roland Doré, 1625.
Inscriptions: front: j. maze ian | ne inisan ma. | faict. faire | s: ian
right side: r. dore ma faict and faict lan 1625
- L'ange Gabriel, on his staff a ribbon with text ave gratia plena
Inscription: j. gvilleri
- Saint Thégonnec, at his feet the wolf with the chariot.
- Ste. Marie.
- Saint Nicolas / Saint Nicholas, with the three children in a barrel.
|2. L'ange Gabriel
||3. Saint Thégonnec
||4. Ste. Marie
||5. Saint Nicolas
Saint-Thégonnec or Toquonoc
Nothing further is known of this saint than that he was one of the British disciples Paul of Leon brought with him to Armorica. His name, as Wrmonoc, the author of the Life of S. Paul, says, was Quonoc, but he was also called Toquonoc, with the weU-known honorific prefix.
He is said to have had his horse killed by a wolf ; he accordingly ordered the wild beast to take the place of the slain and devoured domestic animal.
From: S. Baring-Gould and John Fisher, The lives of the British saints (1913)
- Roland Doré (1618-1660),
sculptor of Landerneau, famous for his work on calvaries
Sources & Information
- Yannick Pelletier, Saint-Thégonnec (éditions Jean-Paul Gisserot, 2009).
- Yannick Pelletier, Les enclos bretons (éditions Jean-Paul Gisserot, 2003).
Location (N 48°31'13" - W 3°56'48")
Item Code: frbr116; Photograph: 31 May 2012
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