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Caldey Island - Ynys Bŷr

Saint Samson

5th century
one of the seven founder saints of Brittany
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
c. 1910?

Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod /  Saint Samson   Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod /  Saint Samson

Description

Statue of St. Samson as abbot, holding a book under his right arm and a staff in his left hand.

Inscription(s)

St. SAMSON

1922 - 1954

Information Sign

St. SAMSON

c. 485 - c. 565
PATRON SAINT
OF CALDEY

st. samson was born in south
wales late in the 5th century, at
a time when celtic monasticism
was flourishing.

he began as a disciple of st.
illtyd at llantwit major in the
vale of glamorgan. he then
joined the celtic monastic
community on caldey island
and became abbot.

later he left caldey to work as
a missionary in cornwall and
brittanny, where he eventually
became bishop of dol.

Annotation

This statue was in a niche above the main door of the Abbey church, and was moved here in 1954 to commemorate 25 years of Cistercian life here.

Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod / Saint Samson

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 51°38'17" - W 4°41'7")

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