Columbanus was Ireland’s first European. Poet, scholar, abbot, preacher, saint, co-founder of western monasticism, associate of kings, correspondent of popes – he was at the centre of controversy in his own day and has gone on generating argument ever since.
His writings are more than the legacy of history. Within these pages there is a wealth of spirituality that cannot fail to inspire and encourage.
Author: Tomás Ó Fiaich