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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Saint David

Saint David (c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Menevia during the 6th century.

He founded a monastery (St.Davids) in a remote and inhospitable part of south west Wales and established many other monasteries churches throughout the country.

Saint David was given the nickname ‘the water man’ as he only drank water, never ale or wine and he liked to stand in cold water to help him concentrate on God.

The practical saint urged the Welsh warriors to wear leeks to distinguish themselves from their Saxon opponents in battle.

His last words were "Be steadfast, brothers, and do the little things."

Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David and falls on March 1st each year. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.

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