St. Gwynllyw

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/29

Also known as


    29 March


    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.


    6th century Welsh



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