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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.

Mar 5, 2008

The Original tenth century account of the life of David of Wales. We take up the story as David goes to preach against the heretical teaching of Pelagius. He defends church teaching as to the divinity of Christ and is praised by all the people as his voice is louad and can be heard. We learn the ground rose up beneath him, although he may have levitated.He founds monasteries and becomes a great pastor and church leader in Britain. (remember there were no Anglo Saxons yet!)which is all Celtic. David founds monasteries in Glastonbury in Gloucester, Cirencester, Leominster and many opther places. Finally the angel arrives to tell him to prepare to meet the Lord Jesus whom he had faithfully served all his life, and Rhygfarch tells the story of his death with poetry, sensitivity and rejoicing in the most glorious way he could. There follows a genealogy and Mass prayers for the feast Day of St David of Wales. It is worth remembering that until the 16th century schism, March 1st was a holiday throughout Britain.Normal Mary in Monmouth podcasts resume soon!