Saint David (Dewi Sant), the Patron Saint of Wales, was born c. 500 A.D. to Sandde, Prince of Powys, and St. Non, daughter of a Welshchieftain. An account of his life is contained in the ‘Life of David,’ which dates back to the 11th century. He became renowned as a teacher and preacher, founding monastic settlements and churches in Wales, Dumnonia, and Brittany.Around 550, he attended the Synod of Brefi, where his eloquence in opposing Pelagianism caused his fellow monks to elect him primate of the region. As such he presided over the synod of Caerleon around 569. St. David reposed in either 589 or 601. Saint David’s Cross appears as gold on a black background.
Saint David is commemorated on March 1/14.