St. Mirin, the patron of this diocese. Mirin was part of the Celtic missionary movement, which included the likes of Columba, Conval, Brendan, Cuthbert and others. These 6th and 7th century missionaries were true heralds of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Mirin is strongly associated with Paisley and the surrounding area, with Paisley Abbey whose seal depicts him in the vestments of a bishop, and with our Diocese of Paisley. As we celebrate a significant anniversary of the diocese, we rejoice to recall our patron St. Mirin who, it is thought, founded the first church in Paisley and who eventually died here: Full of miracles and holiness he slept in the Lord, says the Aberdeen Breviary. Read more