Columba, Saint


Columba, Saint
Columba, Saint
Columba, Saint. Also known as Columcille. Long article on the Irish-born monk, founder and abbot of Iona. He died in 597
Columba, Saint. A nun beheaded by the Muslims in 853

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  • Columba,Saint — Columba also Col·um (kŭlʹəm), Saint. 521 597. Irish missionary who established a monastery on the island of Iona and subsequently Christianized northern Scotland. * * * …   Universalium

  • Columba, Saint — or Colum or Columcille born с 521, Tyrconnell died June 8/9, 597, Iona; feast day June 9 Irish abbot and missionary. A member of the warrior aristocracy, he was excommunicated for his part in a bloody battle. Exiled, he set out to do penance as a …   Universalium

  • Columba, Saint — (fl. 543 615)    Born in Tyrconnell, now County Donegal, Ireland. His father grandson of Conall Gulban, from whom the northwest of Ulster takes its name of Tirconaill, and great grandson of Niall Naighiallach, king of Ireland from 379 to 405 was… …   British and Irish poets

  • Saint — 1347 80, Italian ascetic and mystic. died A.D. 731, pope 715 731. died A.D. 741, pope 731 741. died A.D. 352, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 337 352. died A.D. 683, Sicilian ecclesiastic: pope 682 683. died A.D. 855, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 847… …   Universalium

  • saint — saintless, adj. /saynt/, n. 1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization. 2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence. 3. a founder, sponsor, or… …   Universalium

  • Columba the Virgin — Saint Columba the Virgin From stained glass window at St. Columb Major church Virgin Martyr Born very late 5th century possibly Lothian, Scotland probably …   Wikipedia

  • Columba of Sens — Saint Columba of Sens Born c. 257 Died 273 Honored in Roman Catholicism Feast December 31[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Columba of Spain — Saint Columba of Spain Martyr of Córdoba Died 853 Córdoba Honored in Roman Catholicism Major shrine Old Castile, priory of St. Columba and the royal Abbey of Our Lady at Nájera …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Columba — may refer to:* Columba of Scotland * Saint Columba (the Virgin), also known as Saint Columba of Cornwall * Saint Columba of Sens * Columba of Spain * Columba of Terryglass * St Columb * Sancta Columba …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Otteran — Saint Otteran, a descendant of Conall Gulban, is usually identified with Odhron (also called Odhrán or Oran), who preceded Saint Columba in Iona. His death is recorded in 548 and his grave was greatly revered in Iona.According to Irish tradition… …   Wikipedia


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