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Glasgow Cathedral


Glasgow, or St Mungo's Cathedral is the burial place of St Kentigern and the probable site of his first church. Conceived by rape or an illegal love tryst, issue of two royal families, Kentigern, who was born in 518, was apostle to the Picts and Scots. Having survived his mother's being thrown off a cliff and then abandoned on the Firth of Forth in a coracle, Kentigern was brought up by Saint Serf who gave him his nickname. Mungo, meaning 'my dear one'. A contemporary of St David and St Columba, both of whom he met, he became the first bishop of Glasgow and died in 614 in his bath at the ripe old age of 96. For more on the cathedral, read here.

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