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  St. David's in Wales: A Virtual Tour
David (Dewi sant) is the patron saint of Wales and the only Welsh saint to be canonized in the Roman Church.
David was known in his day as Aquaticus, the Waterman, due to the numbers of people he baptized or converted to Christianity and also to his asceticism, which kept him from consuming alcohol.
David's was on the road to Ireland, which lay to the west, and was visited by many important kings and nobles who stayed at the Bishop's Palace.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/ids/medieval/stdavids/stdavids.shtml   (925 words)

  Saint David - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David was buried at St David's Cathedral where his shrine was a popular place of pilgrimage throughout the Middle ages.
King David is celebrated by the Catholic Church as saint David on December 29.
Saint David of Muscovy or Gleb, brother of saint Roman of Muscovy or Boris, and son of saint Vladimir
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saint_David   (990 words)

 David of Wales - OrthodoxWiki
David was a descendant of the royal house of Cunedda.
David was born on a stormy night at or near Capel Non (Non's chapel) within a short walk of the present day city of Saint David's.
David's Cathedral now stands on the site of the monastery he founded in southwest Pembrokeshire; in early medieval Britain this part of Wales was located near several important Celtic sea routes, and was not nearly as remote as it might seem today.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /David_of_Wales   (921 words)

David journeyed throughout the West, founding or restoring twelve monasteries (among which occur the great names of Glastonbury, Bath, and Leominster), and finally settled in the Vale of Ross, where he and his monks lived a life of extreme austerity.
David was with difficulty persuaded to accompany them; on his way he raised a widow's son to life, and at the synod preached so loudly, from the hill that miraculously rose under him, that all could hear him, and so eloquently that all the heretics were confounded.
REES (Llandovery, Wales, 1853), 102-44, 412-48; MONTALEMBERT, "Les moines d'Occident" (Paris, 1866), III, 48-55; NEDELEC, "Cambria Sacra" (London, 1879), 446-479; REES, "Essay on the Welsh Saints" (London, 1836), 43, 162, 191, 193; STANTON, "Menology of England and Wales" (London, 1887), 92-93, 203; WHARTON, "Anglia Sacra" (London, 1691), II, 628-53.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04640b.htm   (940 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of March 1
David, who may have been born at Henfynw in Cardigan, lived during the golden age of Celtic Christianity when saints were plentiful, many of them of noble rank--kings, princes, and chieftain--who lived the monastic life, built oratories and churches, and preached the Gospel.
Nor did David exempt himself from the same rigorous discipline: he drank nothing but water and so came to be known as David the Waterman; and long after vespers, when the last of his monks had retired to bed, he prayed on alone through the night.
David, who at first refused, came forward reluctantly, but when he spoke his voice was like a silver trumpet, and all could hear and were deeply moved; and in that hour of his succession a white dove was seen to settle upon his shoulders as if it were a sign of God's grace and blessing.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0301.htm   (1275 words)

 St. David's - Wales
David chose this wild, beautiful region as the site of his monastery in the 6th century and his shrine is in the purple-stoned cathedral, which nestles inconspicuously in a grassy hollow beneath the rooftops of the tiny city of Dyfed.
David's Bishop's Palace, Dyfed ~ During the Middle Ages there were few landowners in Wales greater or wealthier than the bishops of St. David's.
Edward I and his queen were at St. David's on pilgrimage in 1284, and their visit may well have called attention to the inadequacies of the early medieval palace.
www.vvm.com /~cdhoit/sd.html   (572 words)

 St. David of Wales
The wind is blowing the grass, hard, in the Holy Field of St. David.
David himself (purportedly) lived in a little iron and wood box hidden away in the back of the church, like an afterthought.
David you were born here, in a little stone hut, and now this is but a dream to you.
radio.weblogs.com /0111492/stories/2002/08/04/stDavidOfWales.html   (208 words)

 Saint David and Saint David's Day
Well, Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales.
David himself spoke an old form of Welsh fourteen centuries ago, and the Saint has become synonymous with keeping the language alive, and all that is good in the Welsh way of life.
David's Day at the primary school began with a religious service in one of the chapels or churches in Carmarthen.
www.sucs.org /~rhys/stdavid.html   (1810 words)

 Orthodox Icon of St. David of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
King Xantus of South Wales, while riding through a field on his horse saw St. Non and was so overtaken with her beauty and his lust for her that he raped her.
He is said to have founded ten or twelve monasteries and 50 churches in Wales and is the Apostle to Wales and its Patron Saint.
David attended a synod at Brevi in Cardiganshire and strongly opposed Pelagianism.
www.comeandseeicons.com /inp40.htm   (347 words)

 Crew's - St David, the Patron Saint of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
During a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, David was consecrated as Bishop of Menevia and on his return to Wales he was named as Archbishop of Wales at the Synod of Brevi (Llandewi Brefi), Cardiganshire in 550.
Another legend is that, during a battle against the Saxons, David advised his soldiers to wear leeks in their hats so that they could easily be distinguished from their enemies, which is why the leek is one of the emblems of Wales.
In 1120 David was officially recognised as a saint in by Pope Callistus II.
www.crewsnest.vispa.com /stdavid.htm   (524 words)

 St. David of Wales
Dewi (David in English) was the founder, abbot, and bishop of the monastery of Mynyw (Menevia in English) in Pembrokeshire.
The ancient custom in Wales, as throughout Celtic Christendom, was to have bishops who were abbots of monasteries, and who had no clear territorial jurisdiction, simply traveling about as they were needed.
In 1920 the Church in Wales (Eglwys yng Nghymru) became independent of outside jurisdiction (though still in communion with other Anglican Churches, in England and elsewhere) and clear of all ties with the government.
www.satucket.com /lectionary/David.htm   (298 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Wales: Sacred Places - St. David's & St. Non's Well
In the medieval kingdom of Dyfed, we find the largest church in Wales and the shrine of St. David situated in the smallest city in the British Isles.
Wales did not adopt St. David as its patron saint until the 18th century.
The reputed date of his death March 1st was chosen as the day of a national festival, but very little is known about him for certain except that he lived in the sixth century and probably died in 589.
www.britannia.com /celtic/wales/sacred/davids.html   (1068 words)

 St David - patron saint of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
St David of Wales or Dewi Sant, was a saint of the Celtic Church.
David became the Abbot of St David's and died on 1st March 589.
David's Day meetings in Wales are not the boisterous celebrations of that accompany say St Patrick's Day in Ireland, but that may be because Welsh nationalism is kept in check.The singing of traditional songs followed by a Te Bach, tea with teisen bach and bara brith.
www.wales-calling.com /culture/st-david.htm   (363 words)

 Catholic News Agency
David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints.
In about the year 550, David attended a synod where his eloquence impressed his fellow monks to such a degree that he was elected primate of the region.
David is pictured standing on a mound with a dove on his shoulder.
www.catholicnewsagency.com /saint.php?n=163   (268 words)

 WesternOrthodox.com - St. David of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
OLY David, Patron of Wales, is one the most celebrated of the British Saints.
E lived in the latter part of the sixth century, and is said to have been the son of a Welsh chieftain.
Finally he settled in the southwest corner of Wales, at Menevia, and founded a monastery, wherein he and his monks lived a life of extreme austerity, in imitation of the cenobites of the Thebaid.
www.westernorthodox.com /kalendar/0301.htm   (390 words)

 David of Wales
Little is really known about Dewi or St David (6th Century), and we must rely for our information on a biography written five hundred years after his death by Rhygyfarch (1056?-99) of Llanbadarn Fawr.
It was at Hen Fynyw that Dewi also established his first missionary centre as he evangelised in south-west Wales with the aid of his followers, Aidan, Eiludd and Yswael.
St Davids Bishop palace was a grand and richly decrorated building, much of which is still in evidence from the ruins found today.
www.eat-online.net /aladdin/countries/david_of_wales.htm   (396 words)

 St. David of Wales.
According to tradition, St. David was the son of King Sant of South Wales and St. Non.
Outline of the life of St. David, Bishop, Patron Saint of Wales, including his association with St. Patrick of Ireland, as told by Harri Webb.
David, in Welsh Dewid, was son of Xantus, prince of Ceretica, now Cardiganshire.
members.tripod.com /~jmaj/stdavid2.htm   (218 words)

 Saint David the patron saint of Wales.
The papacy was not able to discover sufficient detail of the lives and acts of the early Welsh saints and in many cases their only memorials are place names and 19th century "restorations" of tiny churches on land held sacred to their names by local communities for a thousand years or more.
David is the only Welsh saint to be canonized and culted in the Western Church.
He has been the patron saint of Wales since the 12th century, but very little is known about his life.
www.data-wales.co.uk /st_david.htm   (478 words)

 St David's: Touring Wales on Britannia
Situated in the far west of Wales, on the Pembrokeshire coast, is the smallest city in Great Britain that contains the largest cathedral in Wales and the burial place of its patron saint.
The shrine of St. David also attracted Geraldus Cambrensis, who sought the bishopric and made three unsuccessful appeals to Rome to get it, his appeals being denied by a Pope not anxious to see a Welsh Church independent of Canterbury.
In 55 AD, David is said to have transferred his monastery from White Sand Bay to the little valley of the Al.
www.britannia.com /tours/wales/stdavids.html   (581 words)

 Saints - David of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
David was born in Henfynyw, Cardigan, around the year 542 A.D. His father, Sant, was a prince and his mother Non, was later canonized a saint in the Church, and his instructor in the faith was Saint Paulinus.
These monasteries lived by strict hardship rule with very little speaking, hard work in the fields and not partaking in meet or fish as food.
A legend has it that a dove, a physical manifestation of the Holy Spirit, hovered in front of Saint David's mouth as he recited the Psalms.
www.scborromeo.org /saints/david.htm   (89 words)

 BBC - Wales - St David
There are many strange things about the life of St David, the patron saint of Wales.
He was born during a thunderstorm, and the rock where his mother was lying was rent in two at the moment of his birth.
St David is supposed to have cured several people of blindness, including his teacher.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/weird/sites/content/pages/stdavid.shtml   (289 words)

David is in his fifth season at the Club after being recruited from Charlton Athletic FC, where he had worked for three years.
He oversees the treatment and rehabilitation of all injured academy players, ranging from the reserve team to the under nines; as well as assisting Gary Lewin with first team duties.
A former England Under-18 International, David was a professional at Sunderland before a fractured thigh bone in 1993 lead to him training as a physiotherapist.
arsenal.com /staffarticle.asp?article=350589&title=David+Wales&...+Team   (117 words)

 St. David of Wales - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints.
In about the year 550, David attended a synod where his eloquence impressed his fellow monks to such a degree that he was elected primate of the region.
David is pictured standing on a mound with a dove on his shoulder.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay/default.asp?id=1309   (402 words)

 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
David (Dewi) is said to have been conceived when King Sant raped his mother, a future saint, Non.
David followed his teacher's missionary ways and established 12 monasteries in Wales.
Legends say that he travelled to the Holy Land, where he was elevated to the office of archbishop.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/davidw.html   (173 words)

 Saint David's Day Activities for Kids
Saint David's day is celebrated by Welsh people on March 1st each year.
Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.
I know Saint David was a monk, but I'm not all that sure what he looked like when he was young, so I took a wild guess.
www.dltk-kids.com /world/wales   (130 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: People: Saints: D: Saint David of Wales
David, Saint - Brief entry on the saint and his cultus, in the Columbia Encyclopedia.
For All the Saints: David of Wales - Hagiography.
Saint David and Saint David's Day - A biography of the Welsh patron saint with personal recollections of celebrating his feast day as a school child in Wales.
www.newhoo.com /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/People/Saints/D/Saint_David_of_Wales   (238 words)

 webcameron: David Cameron
Here are some photos from my visit to mid Wales, where I was shadowing a police officer.
When I saw Jan Berry, Chairman of the Police Federation, in Blackpool last week, she said she was i...
David Beckham or Stephen Hawking for a Knighthood
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St David's (Ty-Ddewi), the smallest city in Britain with a population of 1500, was no bigger than a small village but was important as the birthplace of St David (Dewi Sant), Wales' patron saint.
St David was one of the earliest Celtic missionaries, who toiled to Christianise the barbaric tribes of Britain and western Europe.
By 1120, Pope Calixtus II declared that two pilgrimage to St David's was equal to one to Rome.
weecheng.com /wales/stdavids.htm   (483 words)

 Saint David of Wales: D at Canadian Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Additional Information: Sites related to St. David, or Dewi, a sixth-century missionary who is the patron saint of Wales.
Biography of this bishop and confessor, the patron saint of Wales.
David's Day and the leek (also associated with St. David), daffodil, and the dragon.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/People/Saints/D/Saint_David_of_Wales   (599 words)

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