Thursday, 31 December 2009

HONOURED AT LAST


Thanks to the devotion and perseverance of Sr Celsus, a Sister of St Joseph of Annecy, of Llantarnam Abbey, a public tribute was at last paid locally to Jesuit Martyr, St David Lewis. On Saturday, 17th November 2007, the Vicar General of Cardiff Archdiocese, Very Rev Canon Robert Reardon, himself a Cwmbran boy, unveiled a plaque at the Old Post Office, Llantarnam, the home of Mr and Mrs John O'Neill. Fr John Meredith, then Parish Priest of Cwmbran, blessed the plaque. Mr Stephen Brooks, K S S, was Master of Ceremonies. The plaque marks the site of the arrest of St David Lewis in 1678. In a corner of their front garden, John O'Neill and his wife, Wendy, have built a lovely Garden of Remembrance. Its focal point is the metal ring that once marked the site of the old smithy and the place of the martyr's arrest. The long overdue event was well attended by people from Cwmbran and surrounding area and Sister David Lewis S S J A, came from Devizes, Wiltshire, to be present at this service in honour of her Patron Saint.






THE METAL RING (A TYRING RING) WHICH ORIGINALLY MARKED THE SITE OF THE OLD SMITHY



6 comments:

  1. I've been enjoying your posts--very informative. The video was great. I gave me a small glimpse into your home country.Thanks and blessings for a blessed new year.

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  2. Good Morning Sr Ann Marie
    A very Happy New Year to you. Thanks for your interest and support. I welcome your comments. I am very glad you enjoyed the little video. It does give a bit of an idea of the area in which St David Lewis lived and worked. My aim is to spread devotion to him so, since bloggers are all over the world, I thought it a good idea to post the video. Thanks again and every blessing in 2010.

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  3. My best wishes for a Happy New Year and thank you so much for you visit! You are a delight! Cathy

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  4. This is a great video! On the first day of this new year I am asking St. David Lewis to intercede for all of us, that our faith may grow ever stronger.

    God Bless

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  5. Grandma K & Daily Grace
    Thank you both for your comments. It's great to hear from you. It is good for us to pray for a stronger faith and martyred St David Lewis is certainly a good intercessor for us all. May God bless you both and give you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2010, filled with His peace.

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