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1400th Anniversary Of The Death Of Saint Columban

The greatest of the Irish missionaries who ministered on the European continent in late antiquity, Saint Columban was born in the Kingdom of Meath in 543, the year Saint Benedict died at Monte Cassino. Columban’s family was wealthy and he received a good education in the areas of grammar, rhetoric, geometry, and the Holy Scriptures. […]

Saturday 23 November

1 Macc 6:1-13, Ps 9, Luke 20:27-40 Life and death The only gift greater than life is eternal life after death. If we live like Antiochus, for power and riches, then with him we will die a sad and sorry death. If we live like St Clement, St Columban, and Mary – all of whom […]