St Melangell – Feast Day – May 27

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St Melangell, also known as Monacella, was born in the 6th century in Ireland and died in 590 AD. She is the patron saint of hares. We celebrate her feast day on May 27 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Melangell Biography

St Melangell - Feast Day - May 27

Date of Birth 6th-century AD
Place of Birth Ireland
Place of Work Ireland
Date of Death 590 AD
Place of Death Ireland
Feast Day May 27
Canonization Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Hares

St Melangell Life History

St Melangell, also known as Monacella, was a princess and anchoress in Powys, Wales. One day when prince Brochwel of Powys was hunting a hare, it ran and went to Melangell who shielded it inside her cloak.

The prince was amazed by her courage and sanctity and he gave her the valley to become her sanctuary. She founded a small religious community there and became its abbess. Later on, a church was built on that site which today hosts many retreats.

St Melangell died in 590 AD and her shrine is in Pennant Melangell, Wales. She is the patron saint of hares.

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