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Kentigern of Glasgow

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[[Image:St Kentigern.jpg|right|thumb|Icon of St. Kentigern (Mungo), Bishop in Scotland.]]
Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Kentigern of Glasgow''', (in Latin: Cantigernus and in Welsh: Cyndeyrn Garthwys or Kyndeyrn), also known as '''Saint Mungo''' was a late sixth century [[missionary]] to the Brythonic Kingdom of Strathclyde in Scotland. He is a [[patron saint]] of the city of Glasgow that he founded. St. Kentigern is venerated as the [[Apostle]] of northwest England and southwest Scotland. He [[feast day]] is commemorated on [[January 1314]]in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and on January 13 in the West. He also has associations with figures from Arthurian legends, having lived at a time of transition between post-Roman Celtic Britain to pagan Anglo-Saxon domination of the island. As a contemporary of St. Columba of Iona he reposed not long after the papal Augustinian mission to Anglo-Saxon England.
He is venerated as the Apostle of what is today north-west England and south-west Scotland. Saint Mungo founded a number of churches during his period as hierarch of Strathclyde, of which Stobo Kirk is a notable example. He began preaching the [[Gospel]] in Cathures on the River Clyde at the site that became the city of Glasgow. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] as the first [[bishop]] for the Strathclyde Britons. Meeting opposition to his preaching, he was driven into exile, first to Carlisle and then on to Wales, where he helped found Christian communities according to later hagiographic tradition. There he joined St. [[David of Wales|David]] at Menevia for a while until he returned to Scotland. In Scotland, he continued his missionary work, centered around the area of Glasgow. He reposed in Glasgow on January 13, 614. His feast day in the Eastern Orthodox Church is 14 January.
On the spot where Mungo was buried now stands the cathedral dedicated in his honour. His shrine was a great centre of Christian pilgrimage until the Scottish Reformation. His remains are said to still rest in the crypt. A spring called "St. Mungo's Well" fell eastwards from the apse. Saint Mungo's Well was a cold water spring and bath at Copgrove, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, formerly believed effective for treating rickets.

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