1. Mar, 2016

St David

To-days blog will be dedicated to Saint David, the patron saint of Wales.

     One stormy night in 542 or thereabout, a baby was born called David. What’s so special about that? Well, apart from every baby being special, that wee baby grew up to become a Saint, Dewi Sant, the patron saint of Wales.

      David was the son of Welsh aristocrats, his mother was Saint Non. As he grew, David was said to have preformed many miracles whilst preaching around the country. During one such time, it is reported that the ground rose up to form a hill which enabled David to be seen and heard by everyone. He soon became Saint David, and later, the patron saint of Wales.

     Legend says that during the battle with the Saxons, Saint David ordered his men to wear leeks in their hats, so that they could be distinguished from their enemies.

      He was buried in St David’s cathedral in Pembrokeshire and will always be remembered for this little saying,

 “Do ye the little things in life” (“Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd”)