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Journey through June – Saint Theneva of Glasgow – 20/26

Today I have drawn St Theneva of Glasgow (6th or 7th century)

Her feast day is 18 July and she is commemorated by the Orthodox, Anglican and Roman Catholic Church.

Her life

St. Theneva was born in the sixth century to British Prince Lothus.

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 coracle. It was expected that she would die at sea, but God protected her.

Theneva’s boat landed at Culross, where she was sheltered by St. Serf and gave birth to St. Kentigern, named Mungo (“darling”) by his foster-father. St. Kentigern remained with St. Serf until he reached manhood.

St. Theneva is the co-patron, along with her son, of Glasgow, Scotland. (Text from Antiochian Archdiocese


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