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Sunday, 1 March 2015

1st March, St David

St David, Bishop and Confessor
Patron of Wales

Bishop of Mevenia. He was a disciple of St Paulinus of York, and founded twelve monasteries in Wales. He succeeded St Dubritius as Bishop of Caerleon, but removed his see to Menevia, afterwards known as 'St David's' in his honour. He died on 1st March, 554.

Statuit ei Dominus testamentum pacis, et principem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdotii dignitas in aeternum. * Memento, Domine, David, et omnis mansuetudinis ejus.
The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince: that the dignity of the priesthood should be to him for ever. * O Lord, remember David: and all his meekness.
(Ecclesiasticus 45:30 and Psalm 131:1 from the Introit of Mass)

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the loving intercession of blessed David, Thy confessor and bishop, may protect us, and that, while we keep his festival, we may also imitate his steadfastness in defending the Catholic Faith.

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