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Patron of Cuby, Cornwall Landulph, Cornwall Llangibby, Monmouthshire, Wales Llangybi, Cardigan, Wales Tregony, Cornwall Kenwyn, Cornwall

Death: 6th century


As a young man, Cybi, a native of Cornwall, England, journeyed to Jerusalem to venerate the tomb of Christ. Subsequently he founded and became abbot of a monastery known as Holyhead on a small island adjoining the larger Welsh island of Anglesey. In addition to serving his own religious community, Cybi evangelized the surrounding area. To Cybi is attributed the proverb, “There is no misfortune like wickedness.”


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