674da32071 St Mungo (who was named originally Kentigern) is said to have preached the sermon containing the words "Lord, let Glasgow Flourish by the preaching of the word." The thrusting Victorian city truncated its motto into the more secular "Let Glasgow Flourish" which is still in use today. But St Mungo broke off some frozen branches from a hazel tree and, by praying over them, caused them to burst into flames. Saint Mungo, whose original name was Kentigern, was born from a queen, but because he was conceived outside of marriage he grew up outside of the kingdom near Fife. This was done and St Mungo extracted the ring from its mouth. Some versions of the story say that the King took the ring while the knight was asleep and threw it in the river. Edinburgh: Canongate Books & Historic Scotland Rees, Elizabeth (2000) Celtic Saints: passionate wanderers. (This story may be confused with an almost identical one concerning King Maelgwn of Gwynedd and Saint Asaph.) . 6 May 2014 ^ a b "Kentigern", Foghlam Alba ^ Duggan, Joseph J. Surviving, she was then abandoned in a coracle in which she drifted across the River Forth to Culross in Fife.
^ "HOPE STREET ST KENTIGERN'S CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND)". Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. M. In a late 15th century fragmentary manuscript generally called 'Lailoken and Kentigern', Mungo appears in conflict with the mad prophet, Lailoken alias Merlin. She, of course, could not get it back from her lover because it was now lost. St Mungo was blamed for the death but he is said to have taken the dead bird, prayed over it and it was restored to life. St Mungo's Academy is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school located in Bridgeton, Glasgow. The legend of St Mungo depicted on the University crest consists of: 'Here's the Bird that never flew' - the wild robin which St Serf tamed. Details of Mungo's infirmity have a ring of authenticity about them. Search for: Categories Geen categorie Practicalities Scottish culture & life Study Touristy Evelyn in Glasgow Just another WordPress.com site Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.