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      St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
      Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
      ----------------------------------------

      The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
      also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
      Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
      British.

      Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
      taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
      Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
      family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
      According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
      brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
      British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
      in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
      known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
      citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
      Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
      was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
      stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
      the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
      Pallatium.

      The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
      were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
      Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
      the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
      first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
      Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
      alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
      grand-son and the son of Claudia.

      The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
      Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
      (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
      The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
      successor was Anacletus."

      Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
      referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
      established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
      day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
      fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
      brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
      had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

      The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
      outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
      then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
      painted plaster walls.

      Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
      that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
      acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
      comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
      walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
      Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
      the second century."


      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
      *****************************************
    • emrys@globe.net.nz
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        St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
        Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
        ----------------------------------------

        The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
        also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
        Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
        British.

        Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
        taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
        Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
        family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
        According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
        brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
        British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
        in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
        known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
        citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
        Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
        was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
        stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
        the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
        Pallatium.

        The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
        were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
        Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
        the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
        first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
        Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
        alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
        grand-son and the son of Claudia.

        The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
        Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
        (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
        The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
        successor was Anacletus."

        Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
        referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
        established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
        day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
        fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
        brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
        had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

        The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
        outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
        then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
        painted plaster walls.

        Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
        that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
        acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
        comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
        walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
        Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
        the second century."


        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
        *****************************************
      • emrys@globe.net.nz
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          St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
          Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
          ----------------------------------------

          The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
          also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
          Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
          British.

          Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
          taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
          Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
          family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
          According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
          brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
          British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
          in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
          known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
          citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
          Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
          was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
          stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
          the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
          Pallatium.

          The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
          were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
          Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
          the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
          first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
          Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
          alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
          grand-son and the son of Claudia.

          The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
          Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
          (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
          The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
          successor was Anacletus."

          Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
          referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
          established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
          day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
          fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
          brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
          had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

          The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
          outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
          then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
          painted plaster walls.

          Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
          that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
          acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
          comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
          walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
          Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
          the second century."


          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          *****************************************
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            St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
            Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
            ----------------------------------------

            The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
            also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
            Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
            British.

            Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
            taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
            Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
            family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
            According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
            brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
            British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
            in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
            known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
            citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
            Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
            was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
            stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
            the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
            Pallatium.

            The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
            were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
            Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
            the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
            first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
            Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
            alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
            grand-son and the son of Claudia.

            The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
            Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
            (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
            The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
            successor was Anacletus."

            Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
            referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
            established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
            day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
            fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
            brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
            had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

            The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
            outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
            then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
            painted plaster walls.

            Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
            that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
            acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
            comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
            walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
            Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
            the second century."


            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
            *****************************************
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              St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
              Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
              ----------------------------------------

              The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
              also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
              Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
              British.

              Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
              taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
              Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
              family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
              According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
              brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
              British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
              in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
              known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
              citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
              Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
              was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
              stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
              the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
              Pallatium.

              The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
              were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
              Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
              the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
              first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
              Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
              alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
              grand-son and the son of Claudia.

              The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
              Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
              (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
              The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
              successor was Anacletus."

              Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
              referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
              established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
              day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
              fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
              brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
              had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

              The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
              outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
              then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
              painted plaster walls.

              Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
              that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
              acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
              comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
              walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
              Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
              the second century."


              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              *****************************************
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                St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
                Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
                ----------------------------------------

                The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
                also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
                Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
                British.

                Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
                taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
                Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
                family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
                According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
                brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
                British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
                in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
                known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
                citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
                Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
                was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
                stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
                the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
                Pallatium.

                The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
                were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
                Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
                the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
                first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
                Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
                alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
                grand-son and the son of Claudia.

                The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
                Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
                (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
                The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
                successor was Anacletus."

                Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
                referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
                established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
                day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
                fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
                brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
                had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

                The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
                outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
                then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
                painted plaster walls.

                Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
                that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
                acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
                comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
                walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
                Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
                the second century."


                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                *****************************************
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                  St. Eurgain, Virgin of Glamorgan, Wales,
                  Foundress of Llantwit Monastery
                  ----------------------------------------

                  The British llanau (churches) were centres of not just spirituality, but
                  also education. In fact, the very early Roman Church's first bishop,
                  Pope Linus, was half British and two of his successors were also
                  British.

                  Linus was related to the Silurian chieftain Caractacus (Caradog) who was
                  taken to Rome in 51 AD after instigating an uprising against the Romans.
                  Surprisingly, Caradog was pardoned by Emperor Claudius and he and his
                  family were kept in Rome until 57 AD when they returned to South Wales.
                  According to Welsh historical records, Caradog's daughter, Eurgain,
                  brought twelve Christians with her, and as such, was the mother of the
                  British Church. In fact, she had been converted to Christianity whilst
                  in Rome by St Paul. Eurgain's sister was Gwladys (born 36 AD) - also
                  known as Claudia after she married Rufus Pudens Pudentius, a Roman
                  citizen, in 53 AD. Claudia's home, Pallatium Brittanicum (British
                  Palace), in Rome was given to the young couple as a dowry by Caradog and
                  was also used for Christian worship. The church of St Pudentiana now
                  stands on the site. Pudens had vast estates in Umbria and according to
                  the Roman Martyrology, he brought 400 servants from his estates to the
                  Pallatium.

                  The 'Roman Martyrologies' states that in 56 AD: "The children of Claudia
                  were brought up at the feet of St Paul." The second Pope, Clemenus
                  Romanus (Clement) confirmed that St Paul had resided at Claudia's home ,
                  the Pallatium Britannicum, and had instructed her brother, Linus, the
                  first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Linus is mentioned by St Paul in his
                  Epistle to Timothy, and was buried, according to Bishop Irenaeus,
                  alongside St Peter at the foot of the Vatican hill. Linus was Caradog's
                  grand-son and the son of Claudia.

                  The passage by Irenaeus (Adv. haereses, III, iii, 3) reads: "After the
                  Holy Apostles (Peter and Paul) had founded and set the Church in order
                  (in Rome) they gave over the exercise of the episcopal office to Linus.
                  The same Linus is mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. His
                  successor was Anacletus."

                  Eurgain, on her return to South Wales, established a church, which is
                  referred to as 'Cor Eurgain' in Welsh records. This church was
                  established in 57 AD near Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) in present
                  day Glamorganshire. However, even today the Church in Wales denies this
                  fact, and chooses to tow the line with the Stubbs' mentality that Romans
                  brought Christianity to Britain rather than the evidence that shows it
                  had been here for hundreds of years and was independent of Rome.

                  The location of the Cor is most probably Caer Mead, a Roman villa on the
                  outskirts of the town. This villa was last excavated in 1888, and even
                  then only partly, and the findings showed it to have mosaic floors and
                  painted plaster walls.

                  Professor McAllister in his "Glamorgan: History and Topography" relates
                  that the 1888 excavation showed the villa to cover an area of eight
                  acres with its defences. "The building alone covered two acres and
                  comprised 20 rooms, one of them being 60 feet by 51 feet, the remaining
                  walls of which rose to a height of nine feet...it is one of the few
                  Roman civil sites in Wales and was probably built before the middle of
                  the second century."


                  These Lives are archived at:
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                  *****************************************
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