01 March 2011

St. David of Wales


March 1st is the commemoration of St. David, Patron of Wales, and the "saint of little things."  Living as we do in an age which seems to value most those things that tend to be big and flashy, the final words of St. David serve as a good reminder of what makes for a steady and faithful life.  He lived to be over a hundred years old, and just two days before he died, St. David preached a sermon which included these words, "Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about."

For a longer entry on St. David's life, including some recipes for authentically Welsh food, go to the story I posted on The Anglo-Catholic.