Saint Kentigern Assembly
Today’s assembly was all about Saint Kentigern who is the Patron Saint of Glasgow.
We found out that our local church in Aspatria is named about Saint Kentigern because Saint Kentigern travelled to Cumbria and will have passed through Aspatria on his travels.
Saint Kentigern links all the way back to King Arthur and Prince Owain who was the Prince of Cumbria. Prince Owain travelled to Scotland and fell in love with a princess. They gave birth to a baby boy who went on to become Saint Kentigern.
We learnt that the princesses father was not happy with his daughter and he was so angry that he actually tried to kill her. He pushed her off a hill in Scotland but she survived, he then sent her out in a corniche on the sea but once again he survived. They believe that God saved the princess.
The first miracle preformed by Saint Kentigern was when he was a little boy. He was blamed for the death of a little robin. He held the robin in his hands and prayed for him to come back to life and it did!
There is the remained of the cross from 1000years ago at the back of the Church in Cumbria. This cross is where Saint Kentigern will have stood when he spoke to the residents of Aspatria all those years ago.