Friday, 1 March 2013
Happy feast, especially to those of my readers who hale from Wales, and those who bear the name of this Saint.
Incidentally, I have just found out that St. David, as well as being a national Patron Saint, is also the Patron Saint of vegetarians, because he taught his followers to live an ascetic life, which includes abstinance from meat - perhaps appropriate that this year his feast falls on a Friday of Lent (it is only a Feast in Welsh dioceses, and a commemoration in the English dioceses Westminster and Portsmouth, so abstinance would apply for us in England).
He did also encourage abstinace from beer, so perhaps he doesn't have a great following in certain quarters of Blackfen and similar :-)
Joking apart, I will, of course commend to his care, anyone who is giving up a particular food, or alcoholic drink, as part of their Lenten observances.
St. David, pray for us.