Columba or Colmcille (7 December 521 – 9 June 597 AD) was an Irish abbot and missionary evangelist credited with spreading Christianity in what is today Scotland at the start of the Hiberno-Scottish mission. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries.
St. Columba, also called Colum, or Columcille, (born c. 521, Tyrconnell [now County Donegal, Ireland]—died June 8/9, 597, Iona [Inner Hebrides, Scotland]; feast day June 9), abbot and missionary traditionally credited with the main role in the conversion of Scotland to Christianity. Columba studied under Saints Finnian of Moville and Finnian of Clonard and was ordained priest about 551.
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Columba, (Latin: “Dove”) constellation in the southern sky at about 6 hours right ascension and 35° south in declination. Its brightest star is Alpha Columbae (sometimes called Phact, from the Arabic for “ring dove”), with a magnitude of 2.6.
Columba is the Latin for Colum-cille meaning ‘Dove of the Church’ . As was the tradition in Irish aristocratic society, Columba was given to foster parents to be educated. In Columba’s case his foster parent was a priest by the name of Cruithnechan who also baptised him into the church.
Saint Columba (Irish: Colm Cille, 'church dove'; 7 December 521 – 9 June 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries.
Jun 9, 2022 · St. Columba, also known as St. Columcille, is one of Ireland’s three patron saints, together with St. Patrick and St. Brigid. He is also sometimes called the “Apostle of the Picts” for his evangelization work in Scotland. Columba was born in 521, descended from royalty.
Jul 2, 2017 · This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity. Coleman ( English) Colombe ( French) Kolman, Koloman ( German) Colm, Colum, Coleman, Colmán ( Irish) Colomba, Colombo, Colombano, Colombina ( Italian) Colum, Columb, Colmán, Columbán ( Old Irish) Callum ( Scottish ...