St. David of Wales

The best known miracle of St. David of Wales occurred while he was preaching in a large crowd. In order for him to be better heard, a hill grew up under his feet, raising him up in view of all. A white dove also landed on his shoulder as a sign that he was a holy man. David set up numerous monasteries around Wales, and established very strict rules for his monks to live under. He is the patron saint of Wales, and today his feast day is celebrated by dressing in traditional Welsh garb and eating Welsh food.

Lifetime: ~500 to 589
Region: Modern Wales
Patronages: Poets; Vegetarians; Wales
Iconograpy: Dove; Bishop's vestments; Standing on a hill
Feast Day: March 1

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