in ,

Today Is Dydd Santes Dwynwen, the ‘Welsh St. Valentine’s Day’

Today (Jan. 25) is Dydd Santes Dwynwen, sometimes called the Welsh St. Valentine’s Day. St. Dwynwen is the Catholic patron of lovers and her feast is therefore traditionally a day to celebrate romance and love in Wales.

Dwynwen was a princess, the daughter of the 5th century Irish-born Welsh King Brychan Brycheiniog. Their’s was one of the most remarkable families in all history for sanctity, since Brychan is a canonized saint and his 24 children are all saints too! Brychan must have been quite a phenomenally excellent father and monarch, but his daughter Dwynwen was no less exceptional.

She fell in love with a young man who likewise wanted to marry her, but realized her true calling was to a religious life dedicated to God. So she prayed for all lovers to find happiness—and found her own happiness in Christ alone. But her prayer for lovers would lead to her patronage of them.

Read more about Dwynwyn’s Day on Substack.

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!



What do you think?

Posted by CatSalgado32

Catherine Salgado is a columnist for The Rogue Review, a Writer for MRC Free Speech America, and writes her own Substack, Pro Deo et Libertate. She received the Andrew Breitbart MVP award for August 2021 from The Rogue Review for her journalism.

The U.S. just sold its helium stockpile. Here’s why the medical world is worried.

Florida House passes bill banning children under 16 from social media: 'Kids can't stay off the platforms'