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Melangell


Feast Days: January 31 & May 27

(pronounced "Mel-eng-eth", also known as Monacella)

Patron Saint of Rabbits, Hares, Small Creatures
and the 
Natural Environment

The symbolism and inspiration:
Melangell's story is reminiscent of a fairy tale, so I used classic fairy tale illustrations for inspiration. She stands sheltered in a Rowan tree (sacred in ancient Wales) while a rabbit gazes out fearlessly from among the folds of her robe. The border is formed of leeks and daffodils (both symbols of Wales). The kneeling prince has a red lion on his cap. Small creatures are visible in the foreground. The horse and hound look on calmly. Three hares are depicted inside a shamrock in deference to her Irish heritage. 
-PB

 (You might want to take a look at St. Melangell at Saints Preserved for Facts, Folklore, Freebies & More.)  

 

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