Saint Moluag, (c.530 - 592), (also known as Lua, Luan, Luanus, Lugaidh, Moloag, Molluog, Molua, Murlach), was a Scottish missionary, and a contemporary of Saint Columba, who evangelized the Picts of Scotland in the sixth century. Saint Moluag was the patron saint of Argyll as evidenced by a charter in 1544, from the Earl of Argyll, which states "in honour of God Omnipotent, the blessed Virgin, and Saint Moloc, our patron".
... Saint Moluag (Old Irish Mo-Luóc) (d. 592) founded a monastery on Lismore ...
... In Scotland, the name Luke, is thought to be derived from Saint Moluag. ...
... See also Saint Moluag Saint Moluag was a Scottish missionary, and a contemporary of Saint Columba, who evangelized the Picts of Scotland in the sixth century ... According to the Irish Annals, in 562 Saint Moluag beat Saint Columba in a race to the large Isle of Lismore ... The Coarb, or successor, of the saint was the hereditary keeper of his pastoral staff ...
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