June in England is supposed to be summer. And many English families take off to the beautiful countryside and coasts of Cornwall for their summer holiday. We all have great memories of Cornish holidays.
An early manuscript describes Petroc as “handsome, courteous in speech, prudent, modest, burning with unceasing love, always ready for all good works for the Church.” He visited his followers often and became very popular, helped, no doubt, by his many miracles. One of these is where he struck a rock with his staff and fresh water flowed from it. Bodmin Moor is a vast moorland and there have been many tales of beasts and monsters roaming through. But Petroc had the gift of banishing monsters and taming wolves and once he saved a deer that the king was hunting. What a charming fellow. Read about Petroc and the fawn and some other wonderful traditional Cornish tales.
Petroc died between Nanceventon and Lanwethinoc while visiting some of his disciples there. His feast day is June 4th. I'm thinking if a trip to Cornwall is out of the question then one of their famous cream teas is called for. Scones, strawberry jam and lashings of clotted cream.
Enjoy the feast of Saint Petroc.
See other people from the Dark Ages.