Oil Dedicated to St David (Patron for Poets)
St David (Patron for Poets) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint David, also known as Dewi Sant, was a Welsh bishop and patron saint of Wales. He was born in the late 5th century and died on March 1, 589 AD.
David was born into a noble family in the region of Pembrokeshire, Wales. He was educated at a monastery and later became a priest. He founded several monasteries throughout Wales, and was known for his austerity and devotion to prayer.
David consecrated as a bishop and became the Archbishop of Wales. He played an important role in the development of the Welsh Church, and credited with introducing a monastic rule that emphasized poverty, obedience, and celibacy.
David also known for his miracles, and said to have performed many healings and other wonders. He especially renowned for his ability to raise the dead, and many stories of his miraculous deeds have passed down through the centuries.
David a strong advocate for the Welsh people, and credited with inspiring them to resist the invading Saxons. He preached against violence and encouraged his followers to seek peace and reconciliation.
David died on March 1, 589 AD, and buried at St. David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire. His shrine became an important pilgrimage site, and his feast day, March 1st, celebrated as a national holiday in Wales.
St. David remembered as a great spiritual leader and national hero in Wales. His legacy of prayer, simplicity, and devotion to the Welsh people continues to inspire Christians today. He often depicted holding a dove, a symbol of peace, and sometimes called “Dewi Ddyfrwr” (David the Water-drinker) because of his abstemiousness.