St. Columba

Dates: 521– 597
Feast: June 9
Image Source: © Private Collection / The Stapleton Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library

When  St. Columba’s teacher discovered that Columba had copied a precious manuscript, his anger led to a battle in which many men died.  St. Columba was ashamed of his part in the deaths of these men.  He founded a monastery, vowing to work and pray to save the souls of as many as had died in the battle.