Friday, 1 March 2013

Greetings on St David's Day

Greetings to you all on St David's Day, Friday the 1st of March. This is the first day of spring and we are all looking forward to the spring and the summer and a much better trading year than last - better weather and more customers. We celebrate March the 1st because that was the day on which St David died (curious but it's true). The historical authorities can't seem to agree on the year in which St David was born or died (maybe 490 to 590), but it is thought that he lived for 100 years - largely due to his healthy lifestyle and drinking nothing but water, which doesn't bode very well for me!

St David was a pivotal figure in the early Welsh church and crucial in maintaining the separate identity of the Celtic church. He founded St David's cathedral / monastery which was said to be "filled with angels as Christ received his soul." His last words to his followers "Be Joyful and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us." This phrase "Do the little things in life" is well known in Welsh "Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd".

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