ST. MACKESSOGE, OR KESSOGE, C. BISHOP IN THE
PROVINCES OF LEVIN AND BOIN, IN SCOTLAND
BY his instructions and counsels the pious king
Congal II. governed with extraordinary prudence, zeal, and sanctity.
This saint was illustrious for miracles, and died in 560. A
celebrated church in that country still bears the title of St.
Kessoge-Kirk. The Scots, for their cry in battle, for some time used
his name, but afterwards changed it for that of St. Andrew. They
sometimes painted St. Kessoge in a soldier’s habit, holding a
bow bent with an arrow in it. See the Aberdeen Breviary, the
chronicle of Pasley, (a great monastery of regular canons in the
shire of Renfrew,) Florarium, and Buchanan,1. 5.