Tour Scotland Video Statue of St Mungo Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow

Tour Scotland video of the statue of St Mungo a 6th century AD Christian missionary who became patron saint of Glasgow. Here is seen as the patron of Art and Music at the north entrance to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on ancestry visit to Glasgow, Scotland. The sculptor was George Frampton, and the statue was unveiled in 1900. Kentigern known as Saint Mungo was born around 518 at Culross in Fife and brought up by St Serf at the monastery there. By 543 he had began missionary work at Cathures on the Clyde, the site of modern Glasgow. The Christian King of Strathclyde, Roderick Hael, welcomed Mungo and procured his consecration as bishop, which took place about 540. For thirteen years he preached in the area, living an austere life. A large community grew up around him and ultimately it became known as Glasgow. About 553 Mungo travelled to Wales, where he visited St David and founded St Asaph's Monastery before returning to Glasgow about 581. He died around 603 and is reputedly buried on the spot where Glasgow Cathedral now stands.

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