Sermon first preached on March 1st. 2009
Today is Saint David’s Day – a great day for all true Welsh men and women. But how many of those who celebrate their Welshness on this day know much about Saint David himself? Actually there is not a lot of historical information on him, but many legendary stories. It’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction in the life of David.
Saint David, or Dewi Sant as he is known in Welsh, was renowned as a preacher and teacher in West Wales during the C6th. He and his followers lived a very hard and ascetic life:
The Monastic Rule of David prescribed that monks had to pull the plough themselves without draught animals; to drink only water; to eat only bread with salt and herbs; and to spend the evenings in prayer, reading and…
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