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A typical Celtic Cross dedicated to St.Petroc of Cornwall.
Made by St.Justin of fine Cornish Pewter
Width: 21mm Height: 32mm, Chain length: 18 inch (45cm)
6 in stock
St Petroc was said to be a Welsh nobleman son of a king. He studied Christianity in Ireland and is said to have converted St.Kevin while there. He travelled to Cornwall where he built a church at Padstow, Bodmin and Little Petherick, as well as Devon, Wales and Brittany. His travels took him to Rome and possibly as far as India.
King Constantine ruled Cornwall at this time and was said to have been converted to Christianity by St Petroc when he rescued the deer that the King was hunting. In art, St.Petroc is generally portrayed with a stag.There are many legends about St Petroc’s healing, miracles and banishing monsters. He was buried at Padstow. In the 12th Century St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin obtained his relics and put them in a painted ivory casket, which can still be seen today.
Celtic Knots, Crosses
Cornwall, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales