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  • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 18 July =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Theneva of Glasgow * Ss. Edburga and Edith of Aylesbury * St.
    Message 1 of 14 , Jul 18, 2013
      Celtic and Old English Saints 18 July

      * St. Theneva of Glasgow
      * Ss. Edburga and Edith of Aylesbury
      * St. Goneri of Brittany
      * St. Minnborinus of Cologne

      St. Theneva of Glasgow,
      Mother of Saint Kentigern Mungo
      (also known as Dwynwen, Thaney, Thenaw, Thenog, Thenova)

      7th century. Saint Theneva was a British princess, daughter of a British
      prince, Lothus (from whom the province of Lothian was called). When it
      was discovered that she had conceived out of wedlock, she was thrown
      from a cliff. Unharmed at the bottom, she was then set adrift in a boat
      on the Firth of Forth. It was expected that she would die at sea, but
      God had other plans for the young woman.

      She landed at Culross, where she was sheltered by Saint Serf and gave
      birth to Saint Kentigern, named Mongo ("darling") by his foster-father,
      Serf. Kentigerm reramined with Saint Serf until he reacxhed manhood.

      Saint Theneva gave her name to Saint Enoch's Square and Railway Station
      in Glasgow, Scotland, where she is co- patron together with her son
      (Benedictines, Delaney).

      Ss. Edburga and Edith of Aylesbury, Virgins
      (also known as Edburga and Edith of Bicester)
      Died c. 650. The sisters Edburga and Edith were Anglo-Saxon princesses,
      supposedly of King Penda of Mercia, who became nuns at Aylesbury

      St. Goneri of Brittany
      6th century. Saint Goneri was exiled from Britain to Brittany, where he
      was a hermit near Treguier (Benedictines).

      St. Minnborinus of Cologne, Abbot
      Died 986. Saint Minborinus led a group of Irish missionaries to Cologne,
      Germany, where the archbishop installed them in Saint Martin's Abbey
      with Minborinus as abbot, where he governed from 974 to 986. Because the
      monastery was declared an Irish Abbey, many churches in the area were
      dedicated to Irish saints, including five churches and seven chapels
      under the patronage of Saint Brigid (Benedictines, Montague).

      These Lives are archived at:
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