b. December 7, AD 521 – d. June 9, AD 597 • Abbot • Missionary • Monk
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Columba, St
Columba, St (c. 521–97), known in Irish as Colum Cille, ‘dove of the Church’, Abbot of *Iona and missionary. He came of Irish royal lineage, but from an early age preferred the religious life. He was trained in Irish monasteries by some of the leading teachers of his day, incl. St *Finnian. After the
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Columba, Saint
Columba, Saint(521?–597). St. Columba was an Irish missionary who is traditionally credited with spreading Christianity through Ireland and Scotland. He is known as Colum Cille or Columcille in Ireland, and Columba is a Latin version of that name.Columba was born about 521 in Tyrconnell (now County
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
COLUMBA (1), COLUMCILLE, June 9. The life, character, and work of this saint have been exhaustively treated of late years by an Irish and a French author, Reeves and Montalembert, whose treatises leave little to be further done or desired.St. Columba was the son of Fedhlimidh, son of Fergus Cennfada,
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Columba, Abbot
COLUMBA, abbot (521–597). Irish founder of *monasteries (Derry, Durrow) and evangelizer of the Picts and Scots. His Gaelic name was Crimthann, in Latin, Columba. Ancient *hagiography compared him with *Patrick and *Brigid. Of the royal Uì Néill family, he was involved in political conflicts and in 563
Who’s Who in Christian History
Columba (521–597)Irish monk; missionary to ScotlandBorn in Donegal, descended from royal blood on both sides, Columba was educated in monastic schools and soon acquired scholarly distinction, a saintly reputation, and growing fame as a miracle worker. After nearly twenty years in Ireland as an evangelist