Sunday, December 8, 2019

Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw – Saint of the Day – 25 October

Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw Biography

Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw Profile. Born: N/A in France, Europe. Worked in Wales. Died: N/A in Wales. Feast Day is celebrated on 25 October.

The Memorial of Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw – Saint of the Day

Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession missionary
Place of Work Wales
Date of Death N/A
Place of Death Wales
Feast Day 25 October
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw Biography

Saint Canna verch Tewdr Marw was a princess. She was the daughter of King Tewdwr Mawr ap Emyr Llydaw of Brittany. Additionally, she was a great-niece of King Arthur. Canna was married to Prince Sadwen of Wales. She was the mother of Saint Crallo and niece of Saint Cadfan. In the 6th century their family fled to Wales to escape Frankish invaders. Sadwen felt a call to religious life and became a hermit on Anglesy. When he died, Canna married a local noble, Alltu Redegog with whom she was the mother of Saint Tegfan and Saint Elian Geimiad. Later, she retired to live as a nun at Llangan, Pembrokeshire, Wales. She founded churches in Llangan and Llanganna. Her name also appears as part of two Cardiff districts: Canton (English translation of the Welsh Treganna, 'Saint Canna's Town'); and Pontcanna (Welsh for 'Canna's Bridge').