|Saint Kentigern alias Mungo|
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
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|
|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.
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.
Wikipedia. 2017. Saint Mungo – Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mungo#Name. [Accessed 14 January 2017].
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