Book of Saints – Nonnita

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Non, artist unknown; Saint Non's Chapel, Saint Non's Bay, WalesArticle

(Nonna) (Saint) (March 3) (6th century) The mother of Saint David and consequently a Saint of the first half of the sixth century. She retired into a Convent and came into such repute of sanctity that churches were dedicated to her after her death. Some have it that she, like so many others of her fellow-countrymen of that age, ended her days in Brittany. There is a Cornish Saint Nonna or Nonnita, venerated as a Virgin-Martyr, confused sometimes with the mother of Saint David, but materials for unravelling the historical puzzle are altogether lacking.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Nonnita”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 March 2016. Web. 2 August 2021. <>