Celtic-St. Justinian of Wales – 5 December . 2016.

St. Justinian of Wales

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“Saint Justinian (also Stinan, Jestin or Iestin) was a 6th-century hermit who lived on Ramsey Island, near St. David’s, in the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire.

Born in Brittany; died in Wales; 6th century. The nobly-born Saint Justinian was ordained a priest, then migrated from his homeland to become a hermit on the Isle of Ramsey off the coast of Dyfed in southern Wales. He joined forces with another devout recluse named Honorius, who lived there with his sister and her maid.

Saint David was so impressed with Justinian’s reputation for holiness that he invited him to pay a visit and later gave him houses on the island and mainland. The 12th-century Saint David’s manuscript tells us that long after, some sailors told Justinian that David was ill and offered to take today’s saint to visit him again. Once they were at sea, Justinian realised that they were demons and recited Psalm 79. When he reached the appropriate phrase, they “flew away like black crows.” Upon landing safely, Justinian found David in perfect health.[read on here]

Saint David’s Cathedral

Shrine of St David


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St Justinian hermit of Ramsey Island

“Saint Justinian (also Stinan, Jestin or Iestin) was a 6th-century hermit who lived on Ramsey Island, near St. David’s, in the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire.

Tradition states that he was a Breton nobleman who settled on the island of Ramsey as a hermit. He was visited by Saint David who was so impressed with his holiness that he made him his confessor and Abbot of St David’s Cathedral.

Source: St Justinian hermit of Ramsey Island


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