Feast of Saint David 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 10:45

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Feast Day of Saint David to all our Welsh friends.

Saint David (c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids) during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. However, his birth date is uncertain: suggestions range from 462 to 512. He is traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non and the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. He is the Patron Saint of Wales, vegetarians and poets.

Let us pray...

Almighty God, who called your servant David to be a faithful and wise steward of your mysteries for the people of Wales: Mercifully grant that, following his purity of life and zeal for the Gospel of Christ, we may, with him, praise you both here on earth and also in your everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saint David, pray for us!

Purchase a Saint David prayer booklet, here.

Our image shows a prayer card for Saint David printed and produced in the early days of the Shrine.