ST. JOAVAN, OR JOEVIN, B. C.
THIS saint was a fervent disciple of St. Paul of
Leon, in Great Britain, his own country, accompanied him into
Armorica, led an anchoretical life near him in the country of Ack,
and afterwards in the isle of Baz. That great saint chose him
coadjutor in his bishopric, when he retired a little before his
death. St. Joavan survived him only one year. He is titular saint of
two parish churches in the diocese of St. Paul of Leon, &c. See
Lobinean, Vies des Saints de la Bretagne, p. 71, from the breviary
and tradition of that church, though the life of St. Jovian, copied
by Albert the Great, &c., deserves no regard.