Celtic-St. Kentigern Mungo – 13 January 2017

Saint Kentigern alias Mungo
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Glasgow Coat of Arms, historical arms from 1866, not the current arms

Saint Mungo appears in the crest of Glasgow’s coat of arms along with his miracles.
Died 13 January 614
Glasgow, Kingdom of Strathclyde
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Anglican Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Major shrine Glasgow Cathedral
Feast 13 January (14 January in Orthodox Church)
Attributes bishop with a robin on his shoulder; holding a bell and a fish with a ring in its mouth[1]
Patronage Glasgow; Scotland; Penicuik; salmon; those accused of infidelity; against bullies

First bishop of the Strathclyde Britons. By tradition, he was the son of a British princess. His nickname, Mungo, means “dear one” or “darling.” He was raised by St. Serf and be. came a hermit near Glasgow, Scotland. Driven into exile after being consecrated a bishop circa 540, Kentigern went to St. David in Wales. There he possibly founded St. Asaph Monastery at Llanelwy. In 553, he returned to Scotland to continue his labors. With St. Theneva, he is patron of Glasgow. He is also venerated as the Apostle of Northwestern England and Southwestern Scotland.

Source: St. Kentigern Mungo – Saints & Angels – Catholic Online

Extended biography –

Kentigern (Welsh: Cyndeyrn Garthwys; Latin: Kentigernus), known as Mungo, was an apostle of the BritishKingdom of Strathclyde in the late 6th century, and the founder and patron saint of the city of Glasgow.


In Wales and England, this saint is known by his birth and baptismal name Kentigern (Welsh: Cyndeyrn). This name probably comes from the British *Cuno-tigernos, which is composed of the elements *cun, a hound, and *tigerno, a lord, prince, or king.

Continued at Wikipedia