St. Theneva of Scotland


Commemorated on July 18

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 boat. 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 Mongo (“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.

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