St. Mirin of Bangor amd Strathclyde, Bishop
(Merinus, Merryn, Meadhran)
Died 620. Saint Mirin, a contemporary of Saint Columba, was a disciple
of Saint Comgall at Bangor (County Down). He had a powerful influence in
the area of Strathclyde, south of Glasgow, Scotland. There he founded
and was abbot of Paisley abbey, where he died and was buried. His shrine
became a pilgrimage centre. Mirin is venerated by both Protestants and
Catholics in both Ireland and Scotland, where there is a chapel
dedicated to him among the ruins of Inch Murryn, the largest
island in Loch Lomond.
He is also patron of the British football club called Saint Mirren's of
Troparion of St Merryn
As a bishop thou wast an icon of Christ, O holy Merryn,
and by thy godly life thou didst win many souls for Him.
Pray for us too that we may be numbered among the elect.
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