Vita sancti Senani (breviary)

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A Latin work in nine lessons relating the Life of St Senán of Inis Cathaig. It was written for use in Brittany and derives, according to Pádraig Ó Riain, from the metrical version of the saint's Life.


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[ed.] Le Duc, Gwenaël, “Irish saints in Brittany: myth or reality?”, in: John Carey, Máire Herbert, and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds), Studies in Irish hagiography: saints and scholars, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001. 93–119.
[ed.] Grosjean, Paul, “Trois pièces sur S. Senán [1. L’épilogue de la Vie irlandaise; 2. Amra Senáin; 3. La Vie latine du Bréviaire de Saint-Pol-de-Léon]”, Analecta Bollandiana 66 (1948): 199–230.