St. Gwynllyw


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/29


Also known as
    Woollos
    Gundleus

Memorial

    29 March

Profile

    Chieftain and layman. Proposed marriage to Saint Gladys, the daughter of Brychan of Brecknock. When Brychan refused, he kidnapped her, and the two started a violent life on the run. Father of Saint Cadoc who eventually convinced Gwynllyw and Gladys to give up their violent ways, and follow a religious calling. Monk at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. Late in life he became a hermit in rural Wales. An Anglican cathedral is dedicated to him in Newport, Gwent, Wales.

Born

    6th century Welsh

Canonized

    Pre-Congregation


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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