- St. Hywyn (Owen, Ewen) of Aberdaron
Commemorated 6th January
Died after 516. Saint Hywyn was probably a companion of Saint Cadfan on his
return journey from Brittany in 516 to Cornwall and Wales. He is said to
have been the founder of Aberdaron in Carnarvonshire. Several churches in
western England known as Saint Owen's or Saint Ewen's possibly have Hywyn
for their titular saint (Benedictines).
St. Owen of Rouen
Commemorated 24th August
Saint Owen was bishop of Rouen, France in the 7th century. He was born in
Sancy, near Soissons, about 600 AD of a Frankish family. While he was still
a child, his family housed and entertained the exiled St. Columban of
Ireland who greatly influenced his early education. In his youth Owen was
sent to the court of St. Clotaire II where he became an outstanding student.
He gained the favor of the King and his son, who appointed him chancellor.
While in office Owen steadily opposed the then prevalent practice of simony.
As a layman, St. Owen, with his zeal, piety and learning, was considered
equal to any of the bishops. He gained a reputation for assisting the poor
and homeless and ministered to widows and orphans throughout the kingdom.
He was later ordained and received episcopal consecration at Rheims in
641. As bishop of Rouen, he encouraged education by founding several
monastaries as centers of learning. He died on August 24, 684, and is buried
near the main altar of St. Owen Church in Rouen. We celebrate his feast on
More information on Saint Owen of Rouen
----- Original Message -----
From: "Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko" <StefanVPavlenko@...>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:37 AM
Subject: [orthodox-rocor] request
> Does anyone know if the name "Owen" is Orthodox, and if not, what name
> does it come closest to in the calendar of Saints.
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