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TODAY is St David's Day. History and legend intermingle in the biographies that come down to us of this, the patron saint of Wales. We know he lived in the fifth Century and died in 601.

According to tradition, he founded 12 monasteries and an abbey at Menevia, now St David's. He was known for asceticism, his loving disposition and for drinking only water.

And legend says that a dove settled on his shoulder when he was appointed Archbishop of Wales.

We need saints. Their struggles - they were not perfect - and their example can call us back to what is really important in life.

So, today, whether we are rushed off our feet or have time on our hands, may we spare a thought for St David and what he lived for.

Elizabeth Harris, Liverpool Hope University
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2011
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