Jacut was a 5th-century Cornish Saint who worked in Brittany. He is commemorated liturgically on 6 February.[1]

His father was Fragan, a prince of Dumnonia, and his mother Gwen Teirbron.[2] The young family had fled to Brittany to avoid the plague raging in Cornwall at that time, and so grew up in Ploufragan near Saint-Brieuc with his brothers, Winwaloe and Wethenoc and a sister, Creirwy. He was educated by Budoc of Dol on the Île Lavret near Paimpol,[3][4] and as an adult he founded churches in Brittany.

Today he is memorialised in the towns of Saint-Jacut-les-Pins, Saint-Jacut-du-Mené, Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer and the Abbey of Saint-Jacut in that town.

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  1. ^ "Celtic and Old English Saints - 6 February".
  2. ^ Brian Daniel Starr, The Life of Saint Brychan: King of Brycheiniog and Family (Brian Daniel Starr, 2008). page 34.
  3. ^ Bowen, E. G. (1969) Saints, Seaways and Settlements. Cardiff: University of Wales (2nd ed. 1977), p. 189.
  4. ^ Brian Daniel Starr, Ascent of the Saints: Whose Lineage Is Known (Brian Daniel Starr, 2009) page 76.