Saint Tyfrydog – Feast Day – January 1

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Saint Tyfrydog was born in North-West Wales in the fifth or sixth century. He worked in Bardsey Island, Wales and died in Wales though his exact dates are not known upto date. He was canonized by Pre congregation. The feast Day is celebrated on January 1.

Saint Tyfrydog Biography
Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth United Kingdom, Welsh
Profession Monk
Place of Work Wales
Date of Death N/A
Place of Death Wales
Feast Day January 1
Beatification N/A
Canonization By Pre congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Tyfrydog Life History

St Tyfrydog was a Christian from north-west Wales in the fifth or sixth century, who was later venerated as a saint. He is said to have established a church in Anglesey, and although no part of the original structure remains, the current church is still dedicated to him. A nearby standing stone is said to be the remains of a man who he punished for stealing a bible from the church.

Saint Tyfrydog Date of birth

Little is known for Tyfrydog’s life, and his dates of birth and death are unknown. He is said to have lived towards the end of the sixth century, although another account has him as active during the middle of the fifth century.

Place of Birth

Saint Tyfrydog was born in Welsh. Saint Zygmunt Gorazdowski dates of birth and death are unknown. He is said to have lived towards the end of the sixth century.

Family Background

Saint Tyfrydog father is recorded as being Arwystli Glof ab Seithenyn, active in the middle of the sixth century. Both he and his father are said to have been part of the Christian community on Bardsey Island, at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula in north-west Wales. Some of his siblings are also venerated as saints.

Twrnog is commemorated at the church in Llandyrnog, Denbighshire, in north-east Wales, while his brother Tudur (or Tudyr) was recorded as a saint from Darowen, Powys, in west Wales. His sister, Marchell, is reported to have established Ystrad Marchell, near Welshpool in mid-Wales, where an abbey (Strata Marcella) was later built.

Profession

Tyfrydog is the patron saint and the reputed founder of St Tyfrydog’s Church, Llandyfrydog, a small village in Anglesey, north Wales. The tradition is that he established the church in about 450.

No part of a building from that period survives; the earliest parts of the present structure date from about 1400. Llandyfrydog takes its name from the church and the saint: the Welsh word llan originally meant “enclosure” and then “church”, and “-dyfrydog” is a modified form of his name.

He is venerated as a saint, although he was never canonized by a pope: as the historian Jane Cartwright notes, “In Wales sanctity was locally conferred and none of the medieval Welsh saints appears to have been canonized by the Roman Catholic Church”. The feast day of St Tyfrydog is 1 January.

About 1 mile (1.6 km) from the church, there is a field with an upright stone about 4 feet (1.2 m) high. The stone is known as “the thief of Dyfrydog”. It is said to be a man turned into stone by St Tyfyrdog for stealing the church’s bible; the lump near the top of the stone is said to be the sack on the man’s shoulder.

It is also said that the man’s soul is periodically chased around the field during the night, chased by “demons with red-hot pitchforks.”

Saint Tyfrydog Date of Death

Saint Tyfrydog dates of birth and death are unknown. He is said to have lived towards the end of the sixth century, although another account has him as active during the middle of the fifth century.

Saint Tyfrydog Place of Death

St Tyfrydog died in Welsh though his dates of birth and death are unknown.

Saint Saint Tyfrydog Feast Day

Saint Tyfrydog feast Day is being remembered and celebrated on January 1 every year.

Beatification

St Tyfrydog beatification date is not known upto date but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Canonization

St Tyfrydog Canonization date is not known upto date but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Patron Saint of

Saint Tyfrydog Patron Saints are not known upto date but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Saint’s Legacy

Saint Tyfrydog is the patron saint and the reputed founder of St Tyfrydog’s Church, Llandyfrydog, a small village in Anglesey, north Wales. The tradition is that he established the church in about 450.

No part of a building from that period survives; the earliest parts of the present structure date from about 1400. Llandyfrydog takes its name from the church and the saint: the Welsh word llan originally meant “enclosure” and then “church”, and “-dyfrydog” is a modified form of his name.

He is venerated as a saint, although he was never canonized by a pope: as the historian Jane Cartwright notes, “In Wales sanctity was locally conferred and none of the medieval Welsh saints appears to have been canonized by the Roman Catholic Church”.

Saint’s Attributes

Saint Tyfrydog Attributes are not known upto date but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.


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