Most weeks there may well be a number of feast days. We don’t necessarily celebrate them all. Some saints are more important in certain parts of the country than others and will be celebrated more on a local level, whilst other saints will be celebrated everywhere. So each week we will comment on the feast-days that we should celebrate in our regional Church.
Monday March 1st – Feast of St David, Patron of Wales.
St David was born in the year 500, the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, King of Ceredigion. According to legend, his mother St Non gave birth to him on a Pembrokeshire clifftop during a fierce storm. St David became a renowned preacher, founding monastic settlements and churches in Wales, Brittany and southwest England. He died on 1st March 589 and is buried at the site of what is now St David's Cathedral. His maxim is 'Do the little things in life'.