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Illtud

(fl. c. 465—535) abbot of Llantwit Major

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Celtic church

Overview page. Subjects: History — Religion.

This term, which describes the Christian church as it developed in Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, recognizes that church practice in all three countries had many features in common, but...

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Christianity in Wales

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The early history of Christianity in Wales is obscure; continuity from late Roman times has been suggested. In the 6th cent. there were several outstanding Welsh saints (e.g. David,...

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Germanus of Man

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(c.410–475),

bishop. The presence of a number of dedications in North Wales and Cornwall, sometimes wrongly attributed to Germanus of Auxerre, together with references to German in...

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Maglorius

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(d. c.575), abbot. Of Irish origin, he was educated at Llantwit Major by Illtud. With Samson he went to Brittany and founded monasteries under the protection of King Childebert. Maglorius...

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Paul Aurelian

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Patron of Paul (Cornwall), is better known as Saint Pol (Paul-de-Léon), who came from Wales to Brittany in the 6th century and worked as bishop in the neighbourhood called after him. The...

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Pyr

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Welsh abbot of the 6th century.

Caldey island was first called Llan Illtud after its founder Illtud, but later it was called Ynys Pyr. What little we know of Pyr indicates that he...

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St Samson

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(c.486-after 557),

Bp. of Dol in Brittany. Born in S. Wales, he was ordained by St Dubricius and entered the monastery on Caldey Island. He retired to a cave near the R. Severn...

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