Walking in the footsteps of the Saints.
AN ancient tradition was revived in a pilgrimage to an important but forgotten religious site in Swansea. The idea was to encourage people from different cultures and faiths to come together in friendship. The pilgrimage was organised by Peace Mala. Children from two other Swansea primary schools — Hafod and Christ Church— together with pupils from Catwg Primary in Neath and St Lloyd John Catholic School in Llanelli, joined us at the end of the pilgrimage for a special service with the Bishop of Brecon and Swansea John Davies, various dignitaries and representatives of several world faiths.
Some of our staff and pupils at Penllergaer started the journey at our Peace Garden where Vicar Bayes lit the Blessed Light of St David and said a special pilgrimage prayer.
We then walked to St David’s Church in Penllergaer where the Vicar led a short service and blessed us for our journey. Our local PSCOs accompanied us to Llangyfelach Church and we were very grateful to them as we had to cross a busy road.
We made our way in two processions, one from the Peace Mala base in Morriston, the other from Penllergaer Primary School, to Llangyfelach Church. This is where the remnants of the "forgotten" monastery of St David can be found. Peace Mala founder Pam Evans said: "People have no idea St David set up a monastery in Llangyfelach. Right up to medieval times, people came on pilgrimages here”.
More at: http://www.peacemala.org.uk/news/pilgrimage0513/ontheday.html
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