Posted by: anna | June 21, 2011

St. Levan

Today (8 June) in the calendar of early British saints, we commemorate St. Levan (Selevan) (6th C), who it seems was either Irish or Welsh, went to Cornwall and became a hermit who lived near enough a village to have an argument about the relative merits of fishing and gardening with a local woman. He enjoyed fishing, and as other saints were known to do normally subsisted on one fish a day, but once managed to choke his two nieces to death with some of his catch.

If the saints of Cornwall are not often venerated there, they are at least certainly remembered.

Holy Selevan, pray to God for us.
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