Friday, September 25, 2009

Cadoc and the development of celtic monasticisim

Cadoc established many monastic communities through out whales and England. The Most famous though was called Llancarfan, the "church of the staggs". Returning to his native county, Cadoc built and established a monastic community, which became a centre for the Christian faith through out Europe during what is referred to as the "dark ages.
The spot at first seemed an impossible one, an almost inaccessible marsh, but Cadoc and his monks drained and cultivated it, transforming it into one of the most famous and attractive religious homes in South Wales. The community included a monastery, a chapel a college, and a hospital.

grapic Saint Cadoc as represented by a relief at Belz in Brittany

visit Cadoc's living water thumbnail bio

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