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St Columba

(c. 521—597) monastic founder


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(c. 521–97),

Irish abbot and missionary. He established the monastery at Iona in c.563, and converted the Picts to Christianity. St Columba contributed significantly to the literature of Celtic Christianity. His feast day is 9 June.

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