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From: "WILLIAM JOHN SHEPHERD, SR." <>
Subject: This Day In Scottish History
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 11:56:17 -0500 (EST)
14 January, Every Year - Feast Day of Saint Kentigern, first Bishop of
Glasgow (some of my sources say 13 January). Kentigern, which means 'head
chief' was also known as Mungo, which means 'dear one.' He was born about 518
and died 603. He began his missionary work on the banks of the Clyde and was
consecrated a bishop in 540. He labored in this district for many years,
living an austere life in a cell and making many converts by his example and
preaching. A large community grew up around him and became known as 'Clasgu'
('dear family') and ultimately grew into the city of Glasgow. Kentigern also
preached in Galloway, Cumberland, and Wales though he eventually returned to
Glasgow where he is said to have met with Saint Columba. He also is said to be
buried on the spot where the cathedral dedicated to his honor now stands.
SOURCES: John Wilson McCoy, Catholic Encyclopedia.