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A Search for Spirituality in Glasgow’s St Mungo

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow, Scotland Mankind has created some of its finest art for religion, so the idea of having a museum dedicated to Religious Art was very appealing.  The museum, right next to Glasgow Cathedral, opened in 1993, and exhibits objects relating to the world’s major religions. It aims to “explore the importance of…

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The Glories of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland Every great city should have a great Cathedral.  Ideally, it should be basically medieval and have little or no distressing Victorian ‘renovation’. Helloooo Glasgow Cathedral! The High Kirk, or St Mungo’s Cathedral, was said to have been founded by St Kentigern (popularly known as Mungo) in the 6th/7th century.  Basically nothing survives from the earlier churches,…

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