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Feastday: December 9

Patron of Plourin Ploudalmezeau, France; Plymouth, England

Death: 6th century

Bishop and hermit, also called Budeux and Beuzec. He is reported to be the son of a king of Brittany and of Azenor, the daughter of the ruler of Brest, France. Azenor was supposedly exiled in a cask, and Budoc was born at sea, attended by St. Brigid. He was raised in a monastery near Waterford, Ireland, and became first the abbot of the house and then bishop of Dol, Brittany. Budoc ruled there for twenty-six years. Another tradition claims that Budoc was an Irish hermit who settled in Budock, near Falmouth, England.

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