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St. Samson was born in Wales, towards the end of the fifth century. At an early age he was taken to the school of St. Illtut at Llantwit near Cowbridge, where he was eventually ordained deacon, and priest. From there he went to the monastery of Piro, whom he succeeded as abbot. He was also ordained Bishop whilst still in Wales. Bidding farewell to his monastery, he sailed to Cornwall, and later to Brittany where he founded the monastery of Dol. The cult of St. Samson became general in Celtic cou.......

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Gilbert Hunter Doble, Honorary Canon of Truro Cathedral and for twenty years Vicar of Wendron, was born at Penzance in 1880 and died at Helston in 1945. In the course of a life devoted to the pastoral ministry, he found time to pursue Celtic studies, in which he earned a European reputation. He was concerned particularly with research into the lives and legends of the early holy men and women who laboured for Christ in Cornwall, and of other saints who have left their mark there in place names a.......

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Gilbert Hunter Doble, Honorary Canon of Truro Cathedral and for twenty years Vicar of Wendron, was bom at Penzance in 1880 and died at Helston in 1945. In the course of a life devoted to the pastoral ministry, he found time to pursue Celtic studies, in which he earned a European reputation. He was concerned particularly with research into the lives and legends of the early holy men and women who laboured for Christ in Cornwall, and of other saints who have left their mark there in place names an.......

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Gilbert Hunter Doble, Honorary Canon of Truro Cathedral and for twenty years Vicar of Wendron, was bom at Penzance in 1880 and died at Helston in 1945. In the course of a life devoted to the pastoral ministry, he found time to pursue Celtic studies, in which he earned a European reputation. He was concerned particularly with research into the lives and legends of the early holy men and women who laboured for Christ in Cornwall, and of other saints who have left their mark there in place names an.......

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Gilbert Hunter Doble, Honorary Canon of Truro Cathedral and for twenty years Vicar of Wendron, was born at Penzance in 1880 and died at Helston in 1945. In the course of a life devoted to the pastoral ministry, he found time to pursue Celtic studies, in which he earned a European reputation. He was concerned particularly with research into the lives and legends of the early holy men and women who laboured for Christ in Cornwall, and of other saints who have left their mark there in place names a.......

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Canon Gilbert Hunter Doble, (1880-1945), for twenty years vicar of Wendron in Cornwall, in the course of a lifetime of pastoral ministry, found time to pursue Celtic Studies in which he earned a European reputation. His single volume booklets on Celtic Saints went out of print in his lifetime. Between 1960 and 1970 Mr Donald Attwater edited the writings of Canon G. H. Doble on the Cornish Saints for the Dean and Chapter of Truro Cathedral. It was his intention to produce six volumes. Sadly the l.......

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This book contains translations from the Latin of the Life of Saint Ninian, by Ailred, Abbot of Rievaux, and the Life of Saint Kentigern, by Jocelinus, a monk of Furness.
Saint Ninian was the first apostle to the Picts. In the early part of the fifth century, after visiting Saint Martin of Tours, he landed in Scotland, and built a stone church at Whithorne. This first attempt to convert the Southern Picts had limited success, and it remained for Saint Columba, about 150 years later, to complete.......

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