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Mary in Monmouthshire is a historical broadcast detailing ancient, secret and Catholic places often hidden away in Monmouthshire or the ancient kingdom of Gwent, Ergyng (South Hereford) and places visited by Mary who travels around in Cornwall and France. There is also a place for ancient hagiographies of saints conected with Monmouthshire and Caerleon-for example St David's hermitage in the Black Mountains near Llanthony, and its 19th centure apparition of the Virgin Mary.

May 1, 2008

Cadoc wishes to buy Gildas Bell, which Gildas is donating to the Holy Father Pope Agapetus in Rome (Vita mistakenly gives Alexander)The Pope blesses the bell, saying he knew Cadoc well as he had been to Rome seven times and to Jerusalem.The bell will not sound for him as it is full of gold, but the Holy Father asks for the bell to be given to Cadoc.

Visits to Cornwall to see his aunt and the shrine to St Cadoc and his well at Harlyn Bay near Padstow. Cadoc and Ynys Barruc (The Island of St Barruc) which had belongd to his friend St Barruc of Ireland who had drowned. Cadoc's chapel and little town was at Cadocs Town.

Another visit to Brittany wher he plants aple trees with St Samson to provide food for the local people and where he is regarded locally as Patron saint of the apples!This is transcribed into Llan gattock vibon afal-The Holy Place of St Cadoc and the apple men! Quite fun isn't it? Thirty seven places bear his name in Brittany and there are chapels at Belz and Locoal Mendon at Morbihan and Gouesnac'h in Finistere where  he is called upon to heal the deaf, 

Death at Weedon in Northampton on the borders with what were now English lands. There were many such deaths and it is no wonder they disobeyed to pope and would not evangelise the English, forcing Augustine to send another missionary from Rome to convert the Saxons to Christianity from their Norse religion, realising there would be no peace in the universal church until the whole country was peacable.

Two points-independent evidence in this account of Llifris of King Arthur at this time, bold and fearless but wilful and quick to anger. Arthur also appears in the account of Gwynlliw, having to be restrained by Cai and Bewyr from carrying off the lovely Gwladys.

Another podcast next week!! Sorry about the quality of this one-my good microphone is still broken-but will persevere! God Bless!