Immediately her heart burned within her, and in her meditation that fire kindled within her which the Lord sent into the land, and she vehemently wished to be inflamed. Her thirsty soul came to the knowledge of the truth and she received the ingrafted word that was able to preserve her soul from death. And although she was not yet washed in the health-giving water of baptism, nevertheless she was running with a wide open and cheerful heart in the way of the commands of God.
She pursued continually in learning the ecclesiastical faith with frequent and devout prayers and in practicing its discipline as much as she was able to on account of her fear of her pagan father. Yet, in doing these things, the girl had a special devotion to the Virgin Mother and admired her fruitful purity.
And by admiring she venerated, and by venerating and esteeming her highly she desired to imitate her, and with a certain presumption of female rashness, she labored diligently to entreat the Lord that she might imitate her in conceiving and giving birth. With the unfolding of some time, she discovered herself to be with child, and her soul magnified the Lord,12 trusting purely that her desire had been fulfilled.
However, that which was born in her womb she received from a human embrace, but as she asserted by many oaths binding her, from who or when or rather in what manner she conceived, she did not have in her conscious mind. It is possible that something of this kind took place with this girl by the secret judgment of God that she might not feel the mingling of the sexes, so that now she perceived herself to be unblemished although impregnated.
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We do not by any means think this was unnecessary to be introduced here, because the foolish and unwise people living in the diocese of Saint Kentigern still do not fear to say that he himself was conceived and born of a virgin. But why do we linger over these things? Meanwhile the woman went out, and her womb swelled up as a distinctive sign of her seduction displayed to all the prophets.
And now with her face pale, with her heart lodged in her throat, and with milk erupting in her breasts, her pregnancy denounced her. When her condition was poured by drops into the ears of her father the king, and he had seen and touched, he himself would have the matter established by a more certain inquiry in the following way: he earnestly questioned her, now urging her with dread, now soothing her with fawning, as to who had made her pregnant. But she, introducing an oath in the name of Christ, proclaimed that she was innocent of all virile consorting. However upon hearing this, the king became filled with a more furious anger, both because of the name of Christ which had sounded from her mouth, and because he was not able to discover the violator of his daughter.
And he took an oath and resolved to guard his righteous judgment, and he would not in any respect break the law of his elders set for such matters either on account of love or the life of his child. What can we say to this, or what are we able to interpret from this? And not only the vilest common people are defiled with all kinds of contagion, but also those who are sustained with ecclesiastical benefices and divine offices think themselves happier the more they are polluted. Those who are decorated with an imagined holiness in their outward appearance, but in truth denying virtue by their works and placing their faith in this age, are known by their impure life to tell lies to God through their sacred dress and tonsure.
They should be fearful of that which the Lord rebukes through his prophet, saying, "He who celebrates wicked acts on the earth will not see the glory of God. Because if anyone even rarely is found in whom the zeal of the house of God devours, and who burns with the love of justice and honor in order to seem to expose such unnatural and shameful crimes, immediately he is declared a sycophant to his face and is denounced by all as a detractor. His mouth is closed as though he is the evildoer and his tongue is sentenced to be tied up. Why is this? Simply, as it is written, the body of the Leviathan is packed tightly with an armor of scales pressed down together, and the shadows protect his shadow.
Truly I think, this is seen as evidence of their inexcusable condemnation, as such men, being handed over for reprehensible purposes, will not accept or allow the rod of rebuke. And the multitude, laboring in equal vice, does not request their punishment in the least, because the many burn not less than they themselves as if each one is thrown into the fire. But what may we say about those on whom the duty is imposed of binding and setting free, of closing and opening; who are raised high on the candelabrum, so that they may shine by word and example in the house of the Lord?
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Surely more today represent smoke rather than flame, and the stench of sorcerers rather than brightness. Surely they are dumb dogs, not able by all means not willing to bark. When they see customs more than bestial, they do not dare to censure, especially when they themselves are formed, indeed even more disfigured, by those customs. For, as the people, so also the priest; just as the layman, so also the prelate; indeed just as the first in honor, so also the worst in iniquity; and he who is first in the office of prelate is also first in vice.
What the scripture mystically says concerning such men is to be feared for them: "If a Beast defiles the mountain, it will be stoned. Truly such a one as this is ordered to be stoned, because it is clearly taught in the judgments of the holy fathers that he is to be subject to a harsh and heavy damnation. Although I have spoken by way of digression, I pray that these things will be burdensome to no one. The zeal of this pagan man, who did not spare his own daughter but handed her over to receive punishment because of the simple fault of fornication, ought to inflict great shame on the worshippers of Christ to plant and propagate chastity.
Therefore, the above-mentioned girl was led on the command of the king to the brow of the highest mountain, which is named Dumpelder,24 so that she could be cast headlong downward from there and be broken bit by bit into pieces and torn limb from limb. But she, sighing heavily and looking up to heaven, said in a pleading voice, "I suffer this justly, because I have acted as if I were one of the silly women, wishing to be as purified as the most holy, most sovereign of salvation, the parent giving birth to her father.
But I pray, Lady," she said, "most blessed of women, remove this sin from your maidservant, because I have acted very foolishly. O Mother of mercy, show the light of your kindness to me, and free me from the distress that surrounds me! I pray to you, Lady! Just as He, that flower of the angelic mountains, without injury to your snow-white genitals, thought it fitting to make himself humble in your valley, fertile with all virtues, the lily of the valley,25 and from you became the mountain of most steadfast faith, a stone cut without hands that grew into a mighty mountain and filled the world,26 so also deliver me, your maidservant, from the precipice.
Although I am not yet washed in the sacred fountain, nevertheless steadfastly believing in your son, I hope to be kept from harm in the shadow of his wings, so that the blessed name of your son may be exulted forever in the sight of these heathen people. Also, the offspring that I carry in my womb, I promise to deliver up to your son and to yourself as a special possession for all the days of his life. And when she had prayed in this way, having vowed in her heart and with her mouth calling out repeated invocations to Christ and his mother, the servants of the king cast her headlong from the summit of the mountain.
Then a wonderful thing happened and unheard of in former days! When she had fallen, she was not crushed because the Lord put his hand under her; and for that reason she experienced no injury. As it seemed to her, she descended in the fashion of a winged bird falling gently to earth lest by chance she would strike her foot against a rock. The deed of mercy and the voice of praise resounded in the mouth of many who saw these wonderful works of God. The holy and dreadful name of Christ was praised. The innocent one was judged both to be free from all further punishment and to have complete honor.
But in answer to this, the idolaters and adversaries of the Christian faith ascribed this wonder not to divine virtue, but to wickedness, and with one voice they repeatedly called her a magician and a worker of evil. Some were saying that she was good and innocent; however others said no, but that she deceived the crowd with her illusions and changed and confused the senses.
Finally with the connivance of the assembly of the malicious common people and the adversaries of the name of Christ, it was decreed that she, the disgraced pregnant woman, would be set forth on the sea alone in a little boat. Therefore, in order that she should be delivered up to the resulting sanctioned judgment, the servants of the King, went up into a ship and led her away to the deepest part of the sea.
And there she was placed alone in a very small boat made of hide, according to the custom of the Scots, and after committing her without any oars to fate, they returned to shore by rowing. Indeed they spoke with mockery, "She named herself the maidservant of Christ. It is predicted that she has the strength of his protectress. Let us see if her words are true. She trusts in Christ; let him free her from the hand of death and from the danger of the sea if he is able. In truth, the girl, having been left without any human aid, entrusted herself to him alone, who had made the sea and the dry land and faithfully prayed that he would deliver her from the imminent danger, as formerly he had saved her from the precipice.
It is a wonder to relate, but for God no act is impossible. For the one who saved Jonah the prophet after he tasted the vast bosom of the whale in the chasms of the sea,33 whose right hand also lifted up the blessed Peter walking on the waves so that he would not sink,34 and who freed his co-apostle Paul from the bottomless ocean, after suffering shipwreck three times,35 guided the woman safe to the harbor of deliverance, for the sake of the child she carried in her womb, whom He had ordained to be the best pilot on the prow of his ship, namely a distinguished teacher and ruler of his church.
The afore-mentioned woman came to shore upon the sand near the place called Culross. And when she had gone out onto the dry land, the contractions of child-bearing instantly seized her. Therefore she approached the place, and insofar as she was able, she kindled a hearth for herself. However, when dawn, the forerunner of the divine light, began to grow white, her time was accomplished to give birth.
And indeed she bore a son who would become a herald and a messenger of light. In truth, in the same hour, Saint Servanus, while intent on prayer after the gathering for the Matins of the night watch and longing for the sacred sweetness of contemplation, heard the invisible angels in the upper air resounding with praises dripped in sweetness.
And rejoicing with the praises of those creatures and exulting with his disciples, he eagerly offered in his spirit sacrifices of jubilation to the Lord by singing "Te Deum. And there were shepherds keeping watch nearby, having care over the protection of their flocks.
They were going out in the early morning when they saw a fire kindled near at hand. They came hurrying to that place and found a very young maiden having been released from childbirth with an infant wrapped up in swaddling clothes and placed out in the open. And they brought them as well as they were able and presented them to Saint Servanus and related to him the order of the event. When these things were heard and having seen the little boy, the mouth of the blessed old man was filled with spiritual laughter, and his heart with a joyful melody. And so after some few days were measured out, he poured over them the baptism of rebirth and renewal,45 and anointed them with the sacred chrism, calling the mother Taneu and the boy Kyentyern, which is translated "First Lord.
Therefore the man of the Lord taught the child of the Lord, even as another Samuel, commended and assigned to him by God. However, when the age of discernment approached him, and the time suitable and acceptable for learning, he handed him over to be instructed in letters. And he devoted much diligence and effort to him that in these things he might advance. And in this matter, he himself was not defrauded by his own desire, because the boy responded very well and fruitfully to his teaching by learning and retaining it like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season.
Moreover all these gifts of grace gilded a life worthy of praise, and for that reason he was in the eyes of the holy old man more precious and loveable than all of his companions. And so it was his custom to call him in the language of his country Munghu,50 which is spoken in Latin as "Karissimus Amicus,"51 and by this name up to this day the common people are accustomed to call him frequently, and to invoke him in their distress.
The fellow students of Saint Kentigern, seeing that he was loved by their master and spiritual father more than all the others, hated him, and they were not able to speak anything peacefully to him either privately or publicly. Whereupon they plotted against him in many things, and insulted, envied, and slandered him.
But the boy of the Lord always had the eyes of his heart towards the Lord, and suffering more for them than for himself, he was little weighed down by all the unjust tricks of men. Now a certain little bird, which is called a redbird by the common people because of its ruby-colored small body, was accustomed to receive its daily food from the hand of Servanus, the servant of God, by the command of the heavenly Father, without whom not even one sparrow falls toward the earth.
Sometimes he was even accustomed to rest upon his head, or his face, or his shoulders, or his lap, assisting him as he prayed or read, and by the striking of its wings, or by the sound of its inarticulate voice, and by whatever gestures of affection, it would exhibit those towards him.
And sometimes the face of the man of God, overshadowed by the acts of the bird, was covered with cheerfulness, admiring truly in the small creature the great power of the Creator, by whom the mute speak and irrational things are known to experience reason. And let this lesson not seem unsuitable to anyone, seeing that God, by the voice of a mute animal and one used to the yoke, rebuked the folly of the prophet,54 and Solomon, the most wise of men, sent the slothful man to the ant in order that by contemplating his labor and diligence, he might shake from himself his stupefaction and sloth.
But perhaps it will seem a wonder to some that a man so holy and righteous would take delight in respect to the play or gestures of a little bird. But let it be known to those of such thoughts that righteous men at times need to be softened from their own sternness so that those who in spirit go out to God are more temperate to us at times Even the bow must sometimes be loosened from its excessive strain, so that it will not be weak and useless for sending the arrow when the time of need comes.
For birds seek with outstretched wings to fly in the air, and then once again with these same wings they descend to settle down to the lower earth. Therefore on a certain day, when the old man entered his chapel offering the incense of prayers to God, the boys, taking advantage of the absence of their teacher, had room to indulge in play with the aforementioned little bird, and while they groped for it among themselves, and attempted to tear the bird away from each other, it was killed by their hands, and its head was torn away from its body.
This being done, their play was changed into grief, and already they imagined to be imminent the blows of the rod which are accustomed to be the most severe instrument of torture for boys. After entering upon a plan together, they laid this deed on the boy Kentigern, who had cut himself off thoroughly from this kind of game. And before the old man came, they showed the dead bird to him and then threw it beside him. Indeed the old man suffered grieviously over the death of the bird, and threatened severe vengeance on its killer.
Therefore the boys rejoiced, supposing that they had escaped, and that they had turned the vengeance onto Kentigern that was owed to them, and that they had diminished the grace of friendship that up to this point Servanus had held toward him. After obtaining knowledge of this, Kentigern, the most pure child, lifted up the bird in his hands, and joining the head to the body, he impressed upon it the sign of the cross. And raising his undefiled hands in prayer to the Lord, he said, "Lord Jesus Christ, in whose hand is the breath of all your creatures, rational and irrational, restore to this little bird the breath of life so that your blessed name will be praised forever.
And not only did it seek safely the breezes in free flight, but also indeed it flew in its usual manner towards the old man who was returning from the church. When he saw this marvel, the heart of the blessed old man exulted in the Lord, and his soul praised the child of the Lord in the Lord, and praised the Lord, who alone does great wonders, working in the boy.
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And so by this special sign, the Lord made known and announced, indeed as it was foreshadowed, that Kentigern was his own, whom afterwards he exalted greatly in many ways by more wonders. There was an order by Saint Servanus that every boy whom he instructed and taught to diligently be devoted to preparing the lamps in the church throughout the cycle of the week, so that the work of the Lord could be celebrated in that very place by day and by night. And for this reason while the others were sleeping, the boy would carefully bank the fire, lest any negligence pertaining to the lamps should happen in the divine service.
Now it happened that Saint Kentigern was assigned to the service in the order of his lot.
And although he diligently and fittingly performed this duty, his rivals, burning with the torches of envy, indeed blinded as it is characteristic of the perverse to envy the growth of their betters, and to persecute, or pervert, or diminish the good in others, which they do not, nor can not, nor will not have in themselves, on a certain solemn night secretly extinguished every fire in the dwellings of the monastery, and the nearby places. And about cock crow, Kentigern, as custom demanded that he should attend to the lamps, searched for fire all around, but found none.
Finally, after perceiving the malice of his rivals, he was determined in his spirit to give place to envy, and he began to leave from the monastery. And when he had come to the hedge that went around that dwelling, he stood still; and returning to himself, he armed his spirit to bear the dangers among false brothers and to endure the persecution of the perverse.
Then turning to his master, he took a branch of greening hazel, withdrawing it out from the hedge where it had grown up, and inflamed with faith he implored the Father of luminaries to enlighten his shadows with a new outpouring of light, and in a new manner to provide a lamp for him through which he might cover with beneficial shame those who were persecuting him.
After this, he raised his pure hand and made the sign of the cross upon the branch, and blessing it in the name of the whole and inseparable trinity, he breathed upon the branch. Then a wonderful and splendid thing happened! Immediately fire sent from heaven took hold of the branch, as if the boy had breathed flame for his breath, and it brought forth long purified rays and drove away all the shadows from the surrounding area. And so seeing light in his light, he walked into the house of God. Therefore God sent his light, and brought him and led him into the monastery, to his holy mountain and into his tabernacle.
And he entered near to the altar of God, who gladdened this youth with such a clear sign, and kindled the lamps of the church, so that the divine office might be celebrated and consummated in due season. And the Lord was his illumination and salvation, so that he would no longer be in fear of his rivals, because he judged and discerned his cause against those unjust, envious, and deceitful boys opposing Kentigern, and their malice was no longer able to thrive against him.
All were amazed when they saw this great vision, since that torch burned without damage to the branch, just as long ago the bush which appeared to Moses was seen to burn without consuming itself. At last that divine torch was extinguished, after the lamps of the church were burning, and all greatly wondered, discerning this as a wonder of God. For that hazel tree, from which the little branch was separated, received a blessing from Saint Kentigern, and afterwards it began to grow wild into a little grove. Indeed, as the country people say, if from that hazel grove even the greenest little branch is taken, it kindles as the most driest wood when fire licks at it up to this day, and being struck by a small breath, through the merit of the saint, it scatters from itself sparks of flame.
And all the glory of the world was as the flower in the grass that completely withered because the Spirit of the Lord blew on it. And the Word of the Lord remaining eternally, He consecrated to himself that brightest spirit and uncorrupted body by illumination, and as a universal burnt offering the flame of the Holy Spirit consumed him, having been received in the odor of sweetness.
Saint Servanus had a certain man assigned to the office of cook, who was very necessary to him and to his people, because he was skilled in such art and well-appointed and very diligent in respect to this frequent service. It happened that he was touched with a very bitter sickness and lay ill on his bed. And when the sickness became more serious and gathered strength, he exhaled his vital breath. The heart of the old man filled with sadness for his death.
And all the crowd of his students and the whole household mourned over him, because someone equal to him in such ministry was not easily found. Performing the duty of nature, they surrendered his dust60 into the womb of all mothers,61 and they sustained no small loss on account of his death. After the day of his burial, all the students and the household, both the benevolent and the envious, approached the blessed Servanus, earnestly entreating that he would constrain his Munghu by prayer and compel him in virtue of his obedience to attempt to raise up the cook from the dead.
They kept persisting in season and out of season, urging him with persuasive words that he should try to test his holiness by such a work, for his merit would be preached through the ages if he could recall the dead and buried to life. The holy old man, at first hesitating lest he presume to impose such unusual work on the young man, but finally subdued and restrained by the insolence of their wickedness, met with the youth of the Lord concerning this work with soft speech and prayers, but he found him restrained and affirming that he had no merit for this work.
Then Saint Servanus abjured him by the holy and dreadful name of the Lord that he should at least attempt what he could in this matter, and he commanded this by force of holy obedience. And the youth, fearing that abjuration and judging obedience better than all sacrifices and more pleasing to God,66 went to the grave where the cook had been buried the day before, and he had the earth which covered the cook dug up and cast aside.
Then placing himself alone, with abundant tears flowing so that they anointed his face, he said, "Lord Jesus Christ! You are the life and the resurrection of your own people who believe faithfully in you;67 the one who kills and makes alive; the one who leads down to the grave and brings back again; the one to whom life and death are servants; the one who awakened Lazarus after four days.
Raise up this dead man that your holy name may be glorified over all things, and blessed forever. Then a thing wonderful beyond measure happened! While Saint Kentigern poured out many prayers, the dead man, who had laid prostrate in the dust, immediately revived from the dead and came out from the grave house, although still wrapped up in winding bands.
As Kentigern rose from his prayers, the cook rose from the dead, and proceeded with him and the great crowd accompanying them, unharmed and cheerful, first to the church of God to give thanks. And then by the command of Kentigern, he went to his customary duties in the kitchen while all the people applauded the miracle and praised God.
Indeed the resurrected man afterwards related the punishments of the false and the joys of the righteous which he had seen, and he turned many people from evil to good. And being questioned by many, he thus uncovered the manner of his resurrection. He asserted that he was taken away from the affairs of men with unspeakable pain and brought before the tribunal of the dreadful judge, and there he saw many who were cast down into hell after receiving their judgment.
Others were bound in places of purgatory and some were lifted up to divine joys above the heavens. And when he with trembling expected his judgment, he heard that he was the man for whom Kentigern, the beloved of the Lord, was praying, and he was ordered by one streaming with light to be lead back to his body. And he was admonished diligently by the same one who was leading him to amend his life and henceforth to be more watchful. And so this same cook, preferring the holy religion in habit and deed, both increasing and accomplishing excellence out of virtue, lived another seven years, and then submitted to fate, being enclosed in a noble sarcophagus.
And there was written on the lid of his tomb how he had been restored to life by Saint Kentigern, so that the miraculous God might be glorified in his saint forever by all who see or will see this. When the holiness of Saint Kentigern became clear by such increasingly remarkable signs, and the fragance of his virtues spread like the odor of life far and wide, his rivals derived an odor of death from this life-giving aroma.
The boy, being wise in the Lord, understood that their malice against him had filled them, and thus it was not possible to cease the long-standing, embedded, and incurable envy in their restless hearts. And he did not think it was safe to be lulled to sleep surrounded by a venemous crowd of serpents, lest perhaps he should feel the loss of inner sweetness.
Also he considered the breath of popular favor, serenely and sweetly breathing on him and shouting "Well done, Well done" on all sides. Accordingly he considered moving from that place, so that he could avoid the assembly of the wicked, and turn away in humility both from those envying him and from vainglory. He took counsel over this matter by the perseverance of most fervent prayers, with the great angel of deliberation, so that his good spirit would lead him on the right path and he would not run, or had not ran, the course of life in vain.
And so he secretly left that place, having God as the guide for his journey and his protector in every place. Heading eagerly on this journey, he reached the Friscan shore,72 where the river called Mallena, exceeding its channel because of the inflowing tides of the sea, took away all hope of crossing over. And then Saint Servanus, having followed the fugitive, stood above the bank leaning his aged limbs on a staff and signaled to him with his hand.
And with shouting and lamenting he said, "Alas my dearest son! The light of my eyes! The staff of my old age! For what cause are you forsaking me? Why are you abandoning me? And do not disdain me or forsake my gray hairs, but turn back, so that you may be nearby to close my eyes. Moreover there is established between us this sea as a chasm, so that even if I wished, I could not cross over to you and you cannot come across from there to me.
Therefore I ask you, hold me absolved from your command. Then the old man said, "I beseech that by your prayer, even as you did but a little while before, you make the water solid again, and divide the high sea and uncover the land, so that at least I alone may go through and reach you by way of dry land. With a willing spirit I will become a son instead of a father to you, a disciple instead of a teacher, and a pupil instead of a patron, so that even to the evening of my days I may be an inseparable companion to you.
May the Rewarder of everything repay you for all the favors which you have shown to me. Henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give you at that day. After these words were said and receiving mutual benedictions, they separated from one another, and after this meeting they did not see each other again in this world. Servanus, returning to his home, looked for the day of his summons in good old age. And so having grown old in good days, he was placed by the holy fathers and rested in the Lord, and as a good worker in the vineyard in the evening, he received from the Lord his denarius of eternal reward.
And that place where Saint Kentigern crossed was afterwards impassable. For that bridge, after that time always being covered by the waters of the sea, offered to no one any longer the means to cross the river. And the Mallena completely changed the course of its rapid motion from its proper place, and from that day up to the present, the Mallena turned back into the channel of the river Ledon.
Thus in fact the rivers, which up to that time had been divided from one another, became mingled and united. There was a certain man of venerable life, Fregus by name,84 who had been much refined by a continuous sickness. That man lived detained on a bed of pain in a town whose name is Kernach,85 but he was strong in faith, healthy in holy manner of life, and waiting eagerly for heaven. This just and devout man, when the south wind blew across his garden so that the aroma of its breezes flowed to him, he felt in his heart the sweetness of holiness emanating from the perfect reputation of Saint Kentigern.
And from there, both his spirit and his eyes thirsted from the desire kindled in him, so that it might again be thought that the desire of the ancient Saint Simeon to see the Lord was being renewed. For Simeon with panting spirit longed to see with the eyes of the flesh the salvation of God, the Christ of the Lord, clothed in the flesh. Christ heard favorably the desire of both men, and the ear of God, hearing the preparation of the heart, fulfilled their desire. The desire and joy of Simeon was filled for his salvation on the day in which Christ was presented in the temple. Fregus, for his consolation, saw Kentigern the same day he departed from Saint Servanus, and he rejoiced.
For Fregus had received an answer from the Holy Spirit that he would not see death unless first he saw Kentigern, the Nazarite of the Lord. And when Kentigern had come to the dwelling of the holy sick man, and knocked at the gate, the sick man inside, being instructed by divine revelation, called out, saying, "Open the gates because God is with us. And being fortified with the life-giving body and blood of the Lord, he commended his spirit into the hand of the Lord, and with his eyes and hands intent on heaven, he died during the words of prayer.
On the next day Kentigern joined two untamed bulls to a new cart, in which he placed that lifeless body, and having prayed in the name of the Lord, he instructed the brute animals to bring the burden laid on them to the place which God provided for it. Indeed the bulls, neither being the least resistant nor opposing in anyway the voice of Saint Kentigern, and without any stumbling or falling or guide, proceeded by a straight course with Kentigern and many of the company with him following them to Cathures, which is now called Glasgow.
Therefore the saint took down the holy body in that very place, and having performed the funeral rites, he surrendered the dead to that cemetery in which no man had as yet been laid. This was the first grave in that place in which afterwards many bodies were buried in peace. The greatest reverence was devoted to the tomb of the man of God; nor was his grave taken for granted by any bold man daring to trample on it or rashly going over it. For before the turning of the year, many who had tread on his grave or despised its reverence were punished with some serious misfortune, and some even with death.
That grave mound even up to the present is girded with a delightful thickness of overhanging oak trees as a mark of the holiness and reverence of the dead man. After Fregus, the man of God, had been buried, Saint Kentigern, as it was imposed on him by a revelation from the Lord, lived in that same place with two brothers who had lived in that place before his arrival.
And arranging his life in great holiness, he increased in many virtues to perfection. One of the brothers with whom he stayed was called Telleyr and the other was Anguen. With all reverence and veneration, he was subservient in obeying and submiting to his commands, even to the point of delivering up his service95 to him. But not in vain. For the servant of the Lord blessed him in the name of the Lord. And truly the result of that blessing of goodness was that not only he himself but also almost the whole of his offspring received a blessing from the Lord and mercy from God our Helper, and seemed to possess that blessing as if by hereditary right.
However the other brother, who was called Telleyr, was very troublesome to him by secretly slandering his religion, perverting all his acts, frequently resisting him openly to his face, and treating him with insults and injustices. But the servant of God, who had learned by lasting custom with the blessed Job to be a brother with dragons and a comrade of ostriches98 and to live with scorpions after the fashion of Ezekiel,99 possessed his soul in patience, and was peaceful with the one hating peace.
But when he spoke with him of those things which are of peace, Telleyr would yet fight against his kindness since he was perverse and ungrateful. But God, the Lord of vengeance, the patient Rewarder, did not for long allow the injury to his servant to continue. For on a certain day, after many insults by which he had provoked the soul of the just man, he went out to his work. And because he was powerful in his physical strength, he placed on his shoulders a tree of great weight which exceeded the size of his strength. And he was proud and supposed that he had procured for himself a triumphant title by surpassing asses in the carrying of all burdens.
And when he had gone but a little way, he struck his foot against a rock and fell to the ground, and thus was pressed down by his burden and died; he experienced what Solomon had said, Woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Kentigern, when he knew that his adversary had fallen, chastised himself with great lamenting and took care of a grave for him, imitating by that act the holy David, pious king of the Hebrews, who mourned over the destruction of his persecutor, Saul, and lamented with great mourning.
For the chosen of God are his temple and the Holy Spirit lives in them. Therefore by divine inspiration, the King and the clerics of the Cambrian region with other Christians, although they were very few in number, came together as one. For he objected to his election, saying that he was not suitable because he was a young man, but they dismissed this rule of gray hairs because of the abundance of wisdom and knowledge in him.
He gave as an excuse that he was not able to suffer at all the lessening of his inner peace or holy meditations. They, on the other hand, alleged that it was good to give a new form to the sabbath of contemplative life in return for the salvation of many souls. Lastly he judged himself insufficient for this honor, indeed for this burden, but the voice of all those present exclaimed that his sufficiency had been made manifest by God with many proofs of signs and virtues.
Therefore invoking good fortune for him and blessing him in the name of the holy Trinity, and sanctifying and committing him to the Holy Spirit, the Extoller and Distributor of all positions and offices and dignaties in the church, they enthroned him. And summoning one bishop from Hibernia as was the custom of the Britons and Scots at that time, they consecrated him as a bishop. The custom had grown in Britain of consecrating bishops by anointing only their heads with the outpouring of the sacred oil with an invocation to the Holy Spirit and benediction and the laying on of hands.
However the sacred canons ordain that no bishop will be consecrated except by at least three bishops; namely one as consecrator, who shall say over the one being consecrated the sacramental blessings and the prayers for each insignia of the ecclesiastical office, and two other bishops who will lay on hands with him and be witnesses as they hold the text of the gospels that has been placed on his neck. Yet although the consecration to which the Britons were accustomed seems less than harmonious with the sacred canons, nevertheless it is established that it does not lose the power and effect of the divine mystery or the ecclesiastical office.
But since these islanders, as though placed beyond the world, were ignorant of the canons after the attacks inflicted on them by the pagans, the censure of the church, condescending to them, allows their justification in this matter. But in these times, the church allows no one to preside over a rite of this kind without grave punishment. But Saint Kentigern, although he was consecrated in this manner, gave satisfaction to correcting this rite in every way, as we shall tell later.
He established the seat of his cathedral in the town called Glesgu, which is translated "Beloved Family," and is now called Glasgow. And there he gathered together many servants of God, a family beloved and well known to God, who lived in abstinence following the pattern of the primitive church under the Apostles, without possessions and in holy discipline and divine service.
And the diocese of that episcopate extended to the borders of the Cambrian kingdom, and that kingdom stretched continuously from sea to sea, just like the earthen wall built by the Emperor Severus. After the advice and counsel of the Roman legions, in order to prevent the Picts from rushing into the country, a wall was constructed in this same place that was eight feet wide and twelve feet tall, and it reached up to the river Forth, and divides Scotland from England as a boundary line. Many also were not yet washed in the health-giving water of baptism, and many were stained by the contagion of manifold heresies.
Many, only Christian in name, were wrapped up in the hog pool of multiple vices. Very many had been taught by ministers inexperiened in and ignorant of the law of God. And for these reasons, all the inhabitants of the province had a need for the counsel of a good shepherd, and the cure of a good ruler. Therefore God, the Disposer and Dispenser of all good things, provided, preferred, and proposed Saint Kentigern as a healing remedy, as the sustenance of life and the example, for all the diseases of all the people.
The blessed Kentigern took possession of the steering oar, and in the same manner as he excelled others in honor, so he was diligent to surpass all others in holiness. And as he was more exalted in rank, so also he was zealous to appear more excellent than others by increasing in holy virtues and actions. For he thought it was unworthy of him to creep on the ground or indeed to lie asleep when, having been touched by divine command, he should ascend the mountain in order to preach the gospel to Sion.
And truly it is shameful that one who is proposed to announce lofty matters from his office should live in a cowardly manner. And therefore the saint of God, after receiving the episcopal rank, always strove to practice a greater humility and austerity than customary in food and vestments, in vigils and ritual feasts and in the mortification of his body.
Indeed that I may speak more fitly, by mortifying his members on this earth with the torment of the cross for a long time, he consecrated himself to God by sacrificing a living offering, a sweet smell, pleasing to God. For from flesh and blood, from wine and all things which are inebriating he abstained utterly as though he was one, indeed the chief, among the Nazarites. However if at any time it happened that he was on a journey or eating with the King, he refrained from abstaining with his customary rigor. Afterwards though, when he returned to his home, he increased his abstinence as if punishing himself for a serious crime.
Over this he was covered with a white alb, and he always wore a stole placed on his neck. And so he represented the radiance of the inner man with his garments of white and shunned vainglory. What shall I say concerning his bed? I hesitate whether to name it a bed or a tomb. He slept on a rock hallowed out like a grave, having a stone in place of a pillow under his head, even as another Jacob.
And to make myself more clear, he buried himself with Christ in a certain likeness by having sacrificed sleep. At last having drank moderately of peaceful sleep, he would rise in the night, at the beginning of his vigils, and he poured out his heart as water before the sight of the Lord his God. And so with psalms and hymns and spiritual canticles celebrating the watches of the Lord, he exulted in the Lord and rejoiced in God our Savior continuously til the second cock crowing.
Then entering into conflict with a more bitter struggle against that great malignant dragon which , according to the prophet, lay in the middle of the river, it was his custom to strip off his garments, and following the naked Christ in rendering himself naked and bare, to immerse himself in the quickly flowing cold waters. Then surely as the stag desires pools of water, so too his spirit longed for God, the living fountain.
And so when his body was dry and he was again dressed in his garments, as if preparing for an early departure, he showed himself to his household as one who is rich. Neither the fire of glittering lightning, nor hail, nor snow, nor the spirit of storms cheated him of this custom of bathing, but only a journey which was unavoidable or a very serious illness prohibited him from keeping his custom. But even then he redeemed that work by some other divine and spiritual exercise.
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Therefore by the daily use of this beneficial bath, as if in a new Jordan, his flesh was restored to the flesh of a little child, because the law of sin which fought in his genitals was so weakened in him, and the fire of lust so dead and quenched, that no corruption of his eager flesh, either awake or even sleeping, defiled or stained the lily of his white genitals. And he did not even feel its simple movement planted or thriving in him. For working with the grace of Christ in this same innocence of childlike purity, his flesh blossomed with the goads lulled to sleep.
And indeed this just man sprouted before the Lord like an unwithering lily. Whereupon he even professed plainly to his disciples on a certain day that he was no more pricked by the sight or touch of the most beautiful girl than of the hardest flint. However, Kentigern was capable of restraining his spirit in speaking and had learned to place a guard on his mouth and a door on the circumstances of his lips so that he might arrange his speech with good judgment.
And not one of his words fell vainly on the ground, and the word he uttered did not fly out and, having been discovered, return to him as worthless. For his speech was fashioned with salt and agreed with every age and sex. And honey and milk were under his tongue and his cellar was replenished by spiritual wine, and indeed, from his mouth the little one in Christ drank milk, the more advanced drank honey and the righteous drank wine, each one to his own health. It is unneccessary to entrust anything to the pen concerning his bountifulness which gave itself entirely to perfecting charitable works of mercy, since every substance that divine liberality granted to him was the common treasury of the poor.
But although in the above-mentioned things and in similarly held tasks, he showed himself as a man and at times above men, yet as he celebrated the sacred mysteries of the mass, he put off the man as it were and purging himself of earthly things, he gave himself wholly to the divine above man.
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For as he raised his hands in the fashion of the cross he declared the sursum corda , and he lifted his own heart to the Lord even as he admonished others to do the same. And so from the golden censer of his own most pure heart, filled with living coals of virtue and kindled with divine love, his prayer passed through the clouds and penetrated heaven as a most clear and fragrant incense. And immersing itself into the unapproachable light, it was guided into the presence of the Lord, so that the Most High himself granted it to be accepted as a sweet odor to himself and to declare this by manifest signs in the eyes of men.
For many times as he touched the divine sacraments, a snow white dove, having a beak as if of gold, was seen to rest upon his head and covered him and that which was placed on the altar with the transparent flapping of its wings like the rays of the sun. Also frequently while the sacrificer stood near the holy altar making offerings, a bright cloud overshadowed his head. And sometimes, at that moment when the Son was being sacrificed to the Father, it did not seem that he stood there, but instead there was a piller of fire whose brightness, when it was gazed upon, blinded those looking at it.
For a certain time, while the priest of the Lord celebrated the sacred mysteries, a fragrant cloud filled the entire house, where many were hearing the holy mysteries of the Lord. And the odor, exceeding all fragrances, poured over all who were assembled with an unimaginable sweetness, and imparted complete health to many who were set in that place bearing up under various ailments. Truly as I relate these things, sorrow fills my heart, as I see the priesthood now defiled in so many ways.
For although I am silent for the moment concerning those who with simony approach to sacrifice or sell the body of the Lord with Judas, since evidently they will not offer it except for money, I will speak of those who, being wrapped up in sins, loose in shameful crimes and polluted in their body and their mind, presume to handle and to contaminate with impure hands the sacrifice of purification.
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Eliot and zealous guardian of the poet's literary legacy Elizabeth, Queen Mother A symbol of courage and dignity during a tumultuous century Elkabetz, Ronit Israeli actress won multiple film awards Ellen Mark, Mary Legendary documentary photographer Elliott, Bob Half of the famous Bob and Ray comedy team Elliott, Patricia Tony-winning actress and TV soap star Ellis, Albert Considered by many to be among the most influential figures in modern psychology Ellis, Alton Reggae pioneer enjoyed a recent career revival after hits in the s Ellis, David R.
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Evans, Lane Former U. Evans, Rachel Held Best-selling progressive Christian author Evans, Terence Federal appeals judge celebrated for injecting humor and eschewing legalese Everett, Austen Goalkeeper for the Miami Hurricanes Everly, Phil Formed the influential harmony duo with his brother, Don Evert, Miltiades Greek conservative and former mayor of Athens Evora, Cesaria Grammy-winning singer Explosion Victims, Boston Marathon Boston victims mourned as hunt for bombers continues Faas, Horst Prize-winning combat photographer Fabiola, Queen Widow of former Belgian king Fairbanks, Chuck Former Patriots coach Fairfax, John First known person to row alone across the Atlantic Ocean Faiss, Wilbur Oldest former Nevada state lawmaker Falk, Peter Actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "Columbo" Falwell, Jerry Founded the Moral Majority and built the religious right into a political force Falwell, Macel Widow of the Rev.
Jerry Falwell Sr Family, Glauber Expectant family killed in Brooklyn hit-and-run accident Family, Hudson Mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of Jennifer Hudson were killed Family, Lamas Father and son killed in California shooting Family, Lupoe Wife and five children killed by man upset at the loss of his job Farentino, James Actor who appeared in dozens of movies and television shows Fasi, Frank Former Honolulu mayor ran unsuccessfully for governor five times Favio, Leonardo Argentine movie director, actor and singer Fawcett, Farrah Actress best known for her role in "Charlie's Angels" Featherstone, Don Creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo Fei-fei, Feng s Taiwanese pop diva Fekete, Thomas Guitarist co-founded the alt rock band Surfer Blood Feldstein, Al Headed Mad magazine Feliciano, Cheo Puerto Rican salsa legend Felker, Clay Founding editor of New York magazine revolutionized the genre Fellows, Edith Child actress who was the subject of a famous custody case Ferguson, Maynard Jazz trumpeter known for his soaring high notes and for his hit recording of "Gonna Fly Now" Ferkauf, Eugene Founder of the E.
Korvette chain of discount stores Ferrari, Leon Artist and human rights activist Ferraro, Geraldine First woman to run for vice president Ferrer, Mel Actor in more than films was once married to Audrey Hepburn Fey, Barry Music promoter brought legendary acts to Colorado Fidrych, Mark Colorful former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers Fieger, Doug Singer of the hit "My Sharona" Field, Syd Author of screenplay manual Fignon, Laurent Two-time Tour de France champion Fike, Lamar Member of Elvis Presley's famed inner circle Finch, Larry Former pro basketball player coached his alma mater Memphis for 11 seasons Finney, Albert Oscar-nominated British actor Firefighters, Arizona 19 firefighters killed while battling a wildfire in Arizona Firefighters, Charleston Nine firefighters died while fighting a blaze at a furniture warehouse Firefighters, Houston Four firefighters killed by blaze at Southwest Inn Firth, Vic Renowned musician and visionary drumstick maker Fischer, Bobby Reclusive chess master was a Cold War icon Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich Renowned German baritone singer Fisher, Dave Lead singer of the popular s folk group The Highwaymen Fisher, Donald G.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc Fisher, Eddie Pop singer whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the s Fitch, Denny Pilot who helped fly crippled jet in Fleischmann, Martin Achieved nuclear fusion in a glass bottle in Fleishaker, Joe Actor played roles in cult movies from Troma Entertainment Flight , Comair A Comair flight carrying 50 people Hard-driving executive worked his way up the publishing ladder Flowers, Jimi U. Paralympic swim coach developed Olympic and Paralympic champions Flynn, Vince Best-selling author of Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series Fo, Dario Italian playwright won the Nobel Prize in literature Fogelberg, Dan Singer and songwriter whose hit ''Leader of the Band'' helped define the soft-rock era Foglesong, Jim Record label executive who helped launch Garth Brooks' career Foley, Charles "Chuck" Inventor of iconic party game Twister Foley, James Photojournalist kidnapped in Foley, Red Longtime baseball scribe served as official scorer in more than 3, games Foley, Tom Former House Speaker Folkman, Judah Groundbreaking researcher worked to cut off cancer from its blood supply Fomenko, Pyotr Renowned Russian stage director Fontana, D.
Foote, Shelby Whose Southern storyteller's touch inspired millions to read his multivolume work on the Civil War Ford, Betty Former first lady Ford, Debbie Bestselling self-help author Ford, Eileen Founder of Ford Models Ford, Gerald R. The 38th President of the United States Ford, Rob Former mayor of Toronto, Canada Ford, T-Model Mississippi blues singer and guitarist Foreman, Freeda Professional boxer was George Foreman's daughter Forman, Milos Two-time Academy Award-winning director Fornatale, Pete New York radio disc jockey promoted the best new musicians Forrest, Sally Hollywood golden age actress Forrest, Vernon Former two-division champ became the first boxer to defeat Shane Mosley Forsch, Bob St.
Louis Cardinals pitcher from Forster, Margaret English novelist whose 'Georgy Girl' spawned hit film, song Forstmann, Theodore J. Financier counted the iconic baseball card company Topps among his buyouts Forsythe, John Actor best known for role in "Dynasty" Fossett, Steve Millionaire adventurer risked his life seeking to set records Foster, Kevin Pitcher spent seven years in the majors, mostly with the Chicago Cubs Foster, Mary Veteran Associated Press reporter Foster, William P.
Foulkes, Bill Former Manchester United captain Fowley, Kim Music producer managed the s female rock band The Runaways