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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


was a Celtic saint of the 6th century, of good birth in Armorica, who crossed over into Wales at the head of a large company, mostly his own relatives, supposed to have been exiled in consequence of the Frankish invasion, He is chiefly known as the first abbot of a monastery founded by him and Enion Freuhin, in the isle of Bardsey. An ancient Welsh inscription upon a rude pillar at Tywyn in Merionethshire, where was one of the many churches of his foundation, is thought to refer to him.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cadfan'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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