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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Saint Deiniol of Cymru Wales

11th September
Today is the feast day of Saint Deiniol (died 584) the first Bishop of Bangor (print is of Bangor Cathedral)
Saint Deiniol was the grandson of Pabo Post Prydain a King of Yr Hen Ogledd, and when the family lost their land the North of England, they were given land by the King of Powys, Cyngen ap Cadell. Deiniol is said to have studied under St Cadoc and to have been later given land by Maelgwyn Gwynedd to found a monastery on the site where Bangor Cathedral now stands. He attended the Synod of Llanddewi Brefi c.545 with Saint David and was also consecrated by David the same year. He is buried on Bardsey Island, and is also venerated in Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Brittany.See more

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