Kentigern

mungo) (d.603. One of the early Christian leaders and missionaries in Scotland. He came of Strathclyde Briton stock. Brought up in Culross and trained by Servanus, he moved to the Glasgow area where he became the leader or bishop of the local church. With the rise of an anti-Christian party in the kingdom of Strathclyde, however, he was forced to retire to Wales, where he is reported to have founded the monastery of Llanelwy. Later he returned to Glasgow to continue his work and, from church dedications in the north of Scotland, would seem to have carried on evangelization there also. About 590 he and Columba* met, probably in the Tay Valley, where they agreed to delimit the areas of their work. St. Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow, is named after him.