Gillard, Henri

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Gillard, Henri Gender: M
Henri Antoine Marie Gillard
born on 30 November 1901 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Guégon, France, 47n5619, 2w3348
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°48'

File:Tréhorenteuc 06.jpg
Henri Gillard (Statue)
photo: Schorle, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French Breton priest attached to the Sainte-Onenne church in Tréhorenteuc from 1942 to 1962. As soon as he arrived, he restored this small communal church in Morbihan by decorating it with paintings that mix the wonderful Celtic with the Christian faith, through the symbolism of the Grail. He clearly popularized the Arthurian legend thanks to his numerous works and to the guided tours of the nearby Val sans retour (Valley of No Return), which he organized. During his years of ministry, he guided visitors and accommodated them in the church. His activities energized the town of Tréhorenteuc, then the victim of a major rural exodus, to make it a popular tourist destination. Disowned and exiled by his hierarchy in 1962, Father Gillard was finally rehabilitated and buried in the church of Tréhorenteuc after his death on 15 July 1979. A statue bearing his likeness was erected and an association was formed to defend his works and his legacy.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1]. Birth place of Trénaleuc is part of Guégon.


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Priest)