Buriena (or Burian), Saint, one of the Irish ascetics (said to have been the daughter of a king) who settled in the wild Land's End district, Corniwall, in the 6th century. In honor of her relics king Athelstan built a college within sight of the Scilly rocks, with a church which enjoyed the privilege of sanctuary (see Butler, June 5). The two churches which have always been connected with St. Buriena are those of St. Senanus and St. Levanus, also from Ireland. St. Buriena's day is May 29 or June 19 (register of St. Buriena), or June 4 (Butler), or May 1. The parish feast is on the nearest Sunday to old May-day. The martyrologium of the Church of Exeter placed it on May 1.

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