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  1. 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.

  2. Columba association. In astronomy, the Columba association is a nearby 42+6. −4 Myr old stellar association. [1] [a] The association is named after the constellation Columba which contains many of the stars first recognized in the group.

  3. A Compendium of Irish Biography. 1878. Columcille or Columba, Saint, one of the greatest names in the early ecclesiastical history of the British Isles, was born at Gartan, in the County of Donegal, 7th December 521. He was a descendant of Niall of the Nine Hostages —his father’s name being Fedhlimidh, and his mother’s Eithne, both of ...

  4. 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.

  5. Jul 2, 2017 · Meaning & History. Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. 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.

  6. As the most well documented figure in the early British and Irish gospel tradition, his simple and unswerving pursuit of the love of God lit a fire in the British Isles that stills burns today. The Society of St. Columba wants that fire to burn brighter than ever before. I journey on my way.

  7. St Columba and the Isle of Iona. Lying off the west coast of the Isle of Mull the tiny Isle of Iona, barely three miles long by one mile wide, has had an influence out of all proportion to its size on the establishment of Christianity in Scotland, England and throughout mainland Europe.

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