Today's Saint (March 1): David of Wales

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David of Wales

David of Wales (d. c. 601) was a 6th century monk and bishop of Wales who, according to tradition, founded numerous monasteries throughout England.

He was known for his devout faith, asceticism, works of charity and bold preaching, all of which led to a renewal and strengthening of the body of Faithful throughout England and Ireland.

He is oftentimes portrayed with a dove, recalling the pious tradition that once while he was preaching, a dove landed on his shoulder, in a bold and visible sign of the Holy Spirit resting on his words and preaching.

May we likewise forsake all for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.

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Books Worth Considering
History of the Church in England
St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (Studies in Celtic History)
Saint David: Patron Saint of Wales | Dewi Sant (Welsh Edition)
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Penguin Dictionary of Saints: Third Edition (Dictionary, Penguin)