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Saint Beuno Abbot

Reposed 640 Remembered April 21

St Beuno was a famous Abbot in North Wales where his main monastery was at Clynnog Fawr in Gwynedd on the north side of the Lleyn peninsula. He founded several monasteries, including nearby Pystill, which formed a group or family known as a ‘clas’. The small 12C church at Pystill retains much of its rustic simplicity. He is said to have brought several people back to life, not least St Winifred his niece whose head was chopped off by a violent suitor. A splendid church was built at Clynnog Fawr where he was buried and next to it a chapel for his shrine. A fragment of the shrine is still preserved and a primitive oratory has been found and excavated. His cult survived the Reformation and was still in evidence in the 18 century. His holy well is just along the road going west.

Pystill Church

Clynnog Fawr church

Shrine Piece

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