Saint Baglan of Wales – Feast Day- January 1

Today is Friday, February 3, 2023

Saint Baglan of Wales was born in the 6th century in Afghanistan, Asia. He worked in Britain, Wales and died in Wales hence those dates are not specified. His feast Day is clebrated on January.

Saint Baglan of Wales
Biography
Date of Birth  6th century
Country of Birth Afghanistan of Asia
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Britain, wales
Date of Death N/A
Place of Death N/A
Feast Day January 1
Beatification Beatified by Pre congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Baglan of Wales Life History

St Balgan was a Fifth century missionary from Brittany to Britain especially in Wales , he Founded monasteries, including one whose site was chosen through a crozier with healing powers which led him to a tree with “three kinds of fruit” and one of the Breton Missionaries to Britain.

It is known to have carried fire with his bare hands without it bothering him (In medieval legends that is usually a symbol of the fact that the saint maintained sexual purity hence the fire was a symbol of desire)

Saint Baglan of Wales Date of birth

He was born in the 6th Century.

Place of Birth

St Baglan of Wales was born in Afghanistan of Asia.

Family Background

St Baglan is said, on doubtful evidence, to have been a Breton prince, the son of Ithel Hael. He studied at Saint Illtud’s monastic school at Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) and later travelled to the Vale of Neath as a missionary. He founded the church at Baglan and lived in a cell adjoining it.

Profession

He studied at Saint Illtud’s monastic school at Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major) and later travelled to the Vale of Neath as a missionary. He founded the church at Baglan and lived in a cell adjoining it.

Legend says that he was seen (either by Cadoc or Illtud) carrying fire in his robe without burning it so Illtud gave him a crozier and instructed him to build a church where he found a tree that bore three fruit.

He found a tree that had a litter of pigs, a beehive, and a crow’s nest; however, he preferred a spot lower down on the flat (either where St Catherine’s church now stands or further out towards the bay).

What was built by day was washed away by night (or disappeared at night, or was moved to the site by the tree at night). Finally, he gave in and built the church by the tree (presumably this site was rebuilt in the medieval period as St Baglan’s church which burned down in 1954 and is now a sad ruin). The crozier apparently survived until the 17th century.

Saint Baglan of Wales Date of Death

His exactly date of death is not known but we will update this information soon.

Saint Baglan of Wales Place of Death

His exactly date of death is not known but we will update this information soon.

Saint Baglan of Wales Feast Day

St Baglan of Wales feast day is celebrated on January 1 every year.

Beatification

His beatified date is not known but we will update this information soon.

Canonization

Saint Baglan of Walescanonization date is not known but we will update this information soon.

Saint’s Attributes

He is a Saint who is being attributed with a Hermit.


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