Petroc, Abbot of Padstow

23 May -- Commemoration
If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Religious, page 494

Often known as 'the captain of Cornish saints', Petroc seems to have been the son of a Welsh chieftain who, on arrival in Cornwall, founded a monastery at Lanwethinoc, now called Padstow (from Petroc's Stow), and later on another at Bodmin. Most of his life, however, seems to have been lived as a hermit, though he travelled regularly to visit monasteries. He died at Treravel and was buried at Padstow. Many churches in Devon and Cornwall are dedicated to his memory.