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St. David of Wales | Saint of the day
Monday, 01 March 2021

David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we have little reliable information about him who died centuries ago on 1 March 589 AD. It is known that he became a priest, engaged in missionary work, and founded many monasteries, including his principal abbey in south-western Wales. In about the year 550, David attended a synod where his eloquence impressed his fellow monks to such a degree that he was elected primate of the region.

The episcopal see was moved to Mynyw, where he had his monastery, now called St. David’s. He ruled his diocese until he had reached a very old age.

His last words to his monks and subjects were: “Be joyful, brothers and sisters. Keep your faith, and do the little things that you have seen and heard with me.” Saint David is pictured standing on a mound with a dove on his shoulder. Each moment has its own story. Over 50 church-es in South Wales were dedicated to him in pre-Reformation days.

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