St Winefride

Philippians 3:3-8; Psalm 104(105):2-7; Luke 15:1-10

There are many Holy Wells in the United Kingdom, and they are often special places, having been used for meditation and healing back into pre-history. One of the most famous, Holywell in Wales, is linked to today's Saint , Saint Winifride. The well is the oldest continually visited place of pilgrimage in the united kingdom. The saint herself is a little obscure as early saints often are, but died a martyrs death by beheading. It is said St Beuno restored her to life (St Beuno is remembered in the name of the Ignation retreat centre in Wales). Holywell is still to this day a place of pilgrimage and is enough known to have featured on BBC Radio 4 including a moving work about crutches left at the well - it seems miraculous healings still take place there.

Did God touch the lives of those ancient peoples in our part of the world who knew nothing of Jerusalem, the first covenant, and all the history that led to Christ and Christianity?

 

 

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