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  1. Columbanus (Irish: Columbán; 543 – 23 November 615) was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries after 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kingdoms, most notably Luxeuil Abbey in present-day France and Bobbio Abbey in present-day Italy.

  2. Oct 3, 2018 · Columbanus was a native of Leinster, Ireland, and he was first educated under Abbot Sinell of Cluaninis, whose monastery was on an island of the River Erne, in modern County Fermanagh. St. Columbanus later elected to study at the monastery of Bangor in County Down, in what is now Northern Ireland.

  3. The handsome and hot-headed Columbanus was one of Western Europe's most successful evangelists ever. According to Columbanus's first biographer, writing a mere 28 years after his subject's death ...

  4. Saint Columban, Latin Columbanus, (born c. 543, Leinster [Ireland]—died Nov. 23, 615, Bobbio [Italy]; feast day November 23), abbot and writer, one of the greatest missionaries of the Celtic church, who initiated a revival of spirituality on the European continent. Educated in the monastery of Bangor, County Down, Columban left Ireland about ...

  5. Columbanus, whose birth took place the year St. Benedict died, was from childhood well instructed. He was handsome and prepossessing in appearance, and this exposed him to the shameless temptations of several of his countrywomen. He also had to struggle with his own temptations.

  6. Mar 11, 2023 · Born during 543 in the southeastern Irish region of Leinster, Columbanus was well-educated from his early years. Handsome in appearance, he was tempted by women and was eventually advised by a...

  7. Nov 24, 2022 · This week marks the death of Columbanus, a Christ-follower used by God to nurture education and establish the Christian foundations of Europe. Born in 543, Columbanus grew up in an Ireland that had become Christian under the influence of missionaries such as St. Patrick.

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