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Celtic Saints. Part-Two.

St. David. March 1st.

We know very little about who Dawi Sant was? He was believed to have been born around 500AD in Caerfai, Pembrokeshire and died in 589AD. He was probably converted by an Irish missionary team, who arrived off south-west Wales 10-20 years after the death of Saint Patrick. The endeavour to reach the western parts of Britain were well underway by now.

David was canonized by Pope Calixtus in 1123AD. David may have been more than one person, who worked very hard in a very hostile environment to preach and teach. He is remembered by his famous words ( Gwnewch y pethau by chain) ‘Do the little things.’ It is claimed that St. David made pilgrimages to Rome and Jerusalem, but this is unlikely since the Celtic Church was hostile to Papal interferences.

A Cathedral in Saint Davids and a small church near by Glyn Rhosyn are attributed to him, while a stained glass window inĀ  Clonard, Ireland records him as being the teacher of St. Finnian. Isaiah 61:10, Revelation 14:2, Psalm 23:4, 1 Timothy 4:8, Proverbs 30:24.

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