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  • Ambrois O Maonaigh
    Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
    Message 1 of 15 , Oct 31, 2010
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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      * St. Cadfan of Wales
      * St. Ceitho of Wales
      * St. Pabiali of Wales
      * St. Dingad of Wales
      * St. Cledwyn of Wales
      * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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      St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
      (Catamanu, Catman)
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

      Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
      and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

      Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

      In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

      "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
      sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
      May he rest without blemish."

      A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
      making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

      Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
      Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
      thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
      Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
      calling and found worthy of great mercy.

      Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
      http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
      m

      http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
      /level2/bardsey.htm
      TINY Url
      http://tinyurl.com/633clg

      http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



      St. Ceitho of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
      (Benedictines).

      Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
      In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


      St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



      St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


      St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


      Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
      Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


      St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

      Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
      http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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    • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
      Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
      Message 2 of 15 , Oct 31, 2011
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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        * St. Cadfan of Wales
        * St. Ceitho of Wales
        * St. Pabiali of Wales
        * St. Dingad of Wales
        * St. Cledwyn of Wales
        * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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        St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
        (Catamanu, Catman)
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
        (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
        founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
        Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
        Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
        monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
        through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

        Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
        which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
        founded by
        St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
        and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
        original
        monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
        pilgrimage
        in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
        numerous
        ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
        20,000
        Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

        Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
        chapel
        (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
        diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
        and
        changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

        In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
        with
        an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

        "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
        sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
        May he rest without blemish."

        A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
        While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
        thinking
        that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
        making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
        The
        Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
        (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

        Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
        Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
        thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
        Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
        calling and found worthy of great mercy.

        Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
        http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
        m

        http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english/level2/bardsey.htm
        TINY Url
        http://tinyurl.com/633clg

        http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



        St. Ceitho of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
        Cunedda.
        A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
        in
        Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
        (Benedictines).

        Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
        In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
        foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
        pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
        implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


        St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
        his
        Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
        chapel
        called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



        St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
        been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
        succeeded
        him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


        St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
        Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
        (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
        Dingestow
        (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
        (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


        Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
        Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
        Orthodox
        Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
        with
        your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
        that
        Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


        St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
        nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
        Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

        Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
        http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
        Message 3 of 15 , Oct 31, 2012
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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          * St. Cadfan of Wales
          * St. Ceitho of Wales
          * St. Pabiali of Wales
          * St. Dingad of Wales
          * St. Cledwyn of Wales
          * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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          St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
          (Catamanu, Catman)
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
          (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
          founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
          Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
          Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
          monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
          through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

          Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
          which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
          founded by
          St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
          and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
          original
          monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
          pilgrimage
          in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
          numerous
          ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
          20,000
          Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

          Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
          chapel
          (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
          diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
          and
          changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

          In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
          with
          an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

          "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
          sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
          May he rest without blemish."

          A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
          While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
          thinking
          that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
          making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
          The
          Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
          (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

          Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
          Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
          thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
          Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
          calling and found worthy of great mercy.

          Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
          http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
          m

          http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
          /level2/bardsey.htm
          TINY Url
          http://tinyurl.com/633clg

          http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



          St. Ceitho of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
          Cunedda.
          A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
          in
          Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
          (Benedictines).

          Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
          In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
          foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
          pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
          implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


          St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
          his
          Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
          chapel
          called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



          St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
          been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
          succeeded
          him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


          St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
          Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
          (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
          Dingestow
          (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
          (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


          Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
          Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
          Orthodox
          Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
          with
          your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
          that
          Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


          St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
          nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
          Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

          Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
          http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
        • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
          Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
          Message 4 of 15 , Oct 31, 2013
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            Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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            * St. Cadfan of Wales
            * St. Ceitho of Wales
            * St. Pabiali of Wales
            * St. Dingad of Wales
            * St. Cledwyn of Wales
            * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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            St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
            (Catamanu, Catman)
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
            (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
            founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
            Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
            Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
            monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
            through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

            Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
            which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
            founded by
            St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
            and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
            original
            monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
            pilgrimage
            in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
            numerous
            ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
            20,000
            Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

            Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
            chapel
            (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
            diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
            and
            changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

            In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
            with
            an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

            "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
            sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
            May he rest without blemish."

            A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
            While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
            thinking
            that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
            making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
            The
            Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
            (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

            Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
            Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
            thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
            Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
            calling and found worthy of great mercy.

            Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
            http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
            m

            http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
            /level2/bardsey.htm
            TINY Url
            http://tinyurl.com/633clg

            http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



            St. Ceitho of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
            Cunedda.
            A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
            in
            Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
            (Benedictines).

            Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
            In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
            foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
            pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
            implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


            St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
            his
            Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
            chapel
            called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



            St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
            been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
            succeeded
            him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


            St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
            Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
            (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
            Dingestow
            (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
            (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


            Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
            Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
            Orthodox
            Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
            with
            your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
            that
            Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


            St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
            nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
            Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

            Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
            http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm

            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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          • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
            Message 5 of 15 , Oct 31, 2013
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              * St. Cadfan of Wales
              * St. Ceitho of Wales
              * St. Pabiali of Wales
              * St. Dingad of Wales
              * St. Cledwyn of Wales
              * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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              St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
              (Catamanu, Catman)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
              (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
              founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
              Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
              Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
              monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
              through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

              Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
              which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
              founded by
              St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
              and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
              original
              monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
              pilgrimage
              in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
              numerous
              ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
              20,000
              Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

              Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
              chapel
              (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
              diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
              and
              changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

              In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
              with
              an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

              "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
              sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
              May he rest without blemish."

              A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
              While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
              thinking
              that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
              making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
              The
              Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
              (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

              Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
              Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
              thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
              Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
              calling and found worthy of great mercy.

              Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
              http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
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              http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
              /level2/bardsey.htm
              TINY Url
              http://tinyurl.com/633clg

              http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



              St. Ceitho of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
              Cunedda.
              A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
              in
              Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
              (Benedictines).

              Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
              In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
              foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
              pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
              implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


              St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
              his
              Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
              chapel
              called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



              St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
              been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
              succeeded
              him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


              St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
              Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
              (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
              Dingestow
              (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
              (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


              Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
              Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
              Orthodox
              Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
              with
              your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
              that
              Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


              St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
              nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
              Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

              Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
              http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm

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