Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Saint Paulinus

Paulinus of Wales was a late 5th century Welsh holyman, revered as a saint in Carmarthenshire.

Paulinus lived as a hermit and teacher at a place usually identified as Whitland, Carmarthenshire. There he was the tutor of both Saint David and Saint Teilo. He founded churches and chapels around Llandovery. He is said to have attended the Synod of Llanddewi Brefi in 545, where he nominated David to speak. A 6th century inscribed stone found at Caeo in Carmarthenshire, and now in the Carmarthen Museum, appears to honour him as "preserver of the faith, constant lover of his country, champion of righteousness".


Almighty God,
who enlightened your Church
by the teaching of your servant Paulinus:
enrich it evermore with your heavenly grace
and raise up faithful witnesses
who, by their life and teaching,
may proclaim the truth of your salvation;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.




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