St David

(d. c. 601) patron saint of Wales and founder of St David's.

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(d. c.601),

patron saint of Wales. According to legend, he came of noble family, founded twelve monasteries, and settled at Mynyw or Menevia (later called St Davids), where he established an abbey with a life of extreme asceticism. One of the few historically established facts is that he attended the Synod of Brefi (the modern Llanddewi Brefi) c.560. Feast day, 1 Mar.

Subjects: Christianity.

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