St. Pabo, Founder of Llanbabon Monastery in Anglesey, Wales

9 November

Died c. 510. Surnamed 'Post-Prydain,' Pabo was the son of a chieftain on the Scottish border and at first a soldier. Later he came to Wales and founded the monastery called after him Llanbabon, in Anglesey. Britain and Brittany are often confused in old hagiographical records (Benedictines).

Troparion of St Pabo
Tone 8
Revered "Pillar of Northern Britain" and Light of Monastics, O Father Pabo,
leaving thy family and homeland, thou didst found on Anglesey a house of prayer.
May thy example inspire us, O holy one, to respect the monastic virtues
which attain to the salvation of souls.

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