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Saunt Columba
Saunt Columba, Apostle tae the Pechts
Apostle o the Picts
Born7 December 521(521-12-07)
Gartan, Coonty Donegal, Ireland
Dee'd9 Juin 597(597-06-09) (aged 75)
Iona, Scotland
Veneratit inOrthodox Kirk
Roman Catholic Kirk
Lutheran Kirk
Anglican Communion
Presbyterian Kirk
Major shrineIona, Scotland
Feast9 Juin
Attributesmonk's robes, Celtic tonsur an crosier.
PatronageDerry, fluids, beukbinders, poets, Ireland, Scotland.

Saunt Columba or Saunt Coumbkille (Erse: Colm Cille, 'kirk doo';[a][1][2] 7 December 521 – 9 Juin 597) wis an Erse abbot an missionar creeditit wi spreadin Christianity in whit is the day Scotland at the stairt o the Hiberno-Scots mission.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ither names include Erse Gaelic Chille, Scots Gaelic Calum Cille, Manx Gaelic Colum Keeilley, an Auld Norse Kolban or Kolbjørn.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kenyon, Sherrilyn (2005), The Writer's Digest character naming sourcebook, Writer's Digest Books, p. 358.
  2. Columba (PDF) (in Norn), NO: Keltiskfromhet