St. Gladys

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/29

Also known as


    29 March


    Daughter of Brychan of Brecknock. When Saint Gwynllyw asked for her hand in marriage, Brychan refused. Gwynllyw kidnapped the girl, and the two started a violent life on the run. Mother of Saint Cadoc who eventually convinced Gwynllyw and Gladys to give up their violent ways, and follow a religious calling. Nun at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. Late in life she became a hermitess in rural Wales.


    6th century Welsh



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