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David of Wales

St. David of Wales

Born: c.542

Died: c.601

Canonized: 1120

Feast Day: March 1

Patron Saint of: poets, Wales

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,. His instructor in the faith was Saint Paulinus.

Saint David founded some twelve monasteries. 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.