Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Two Pages About Saint Arthmael or Saint Armel

Saint Arthmael from stained glass at Ploermel.
Description of Coloring Pages: stained glass,from two different locations, Saint Armel  was an early 6th-century holy man in Brittany. Armel is said to have been a Breton (British - actually he was Welsh) prince, born to the wife of King Hoel while they were living in Glamorgan in Wales in the late 5th century. He founded the abbey of Plouarzel in Brittany and was, from there, called to attend the court of King Childebert I of Paris. On the journey, he established churches at Ergué-Armel, Plouharnel and Saint-Armel which remember his name. He remained seven years at the royal court, curing the lame and the blind. The king gave him land at Saint-Armel-des-Bochaux in Ille-et-Vilaine where he founded a second monastery. He then removed himself to the Forest of Teil and is said to have defeated a dragon which was terrorizing the area. He died in his monastery around 570. His feast day is 16 August. It has been questioned whether or not Saint Armel could have actually been King Arthur. After the battle of Camlann, Armel would have retired to his duties as a monk, and achieved his title of Saint.
Arthmael defeating the dragon.
Don't forget to drag the png. or jpg into a Word Document an enlarge the image as much as possible before printing it folks. If you have a question about this adult coloring page, just type into the comment box located directly below this post and I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can.  

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