22 November 2009

St Columban's Day, 23 November: places associated with the saint.

St Columban, born in south-east Leinster, Ireland, c. 540, died in Bobbio, northern Italy, 23 November 615. Statue in Luxeuil, France.

Sunset in County Wexford, native county or Fr Michael Sinnott and part of the region where St Columban was probably born.

Blackstairs Mountains, County Wexford and County Carlow, in the region of Ireland where St Columban was born.

Glendalough, County Wicklow, not far from St Columban's birthplace, where St Kevin, his contemporary, founded a famous monastery

The harbour in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, where St Columban spent many years as a monk and from which he set out with twelve other monks for the European mainland.

Statue of St Columban, Luxueil, eastern France, where he established a monastery. Some Columban priest and seminarians helped restore the monastery in the 1950s and 1960s.

Stained glass of St Columban in the basilica in Bobbio, nothern Italy, where he died.


View of Bobbio from Ponto Gobbo

Statue of St Columban, Bobbio




1 comment:

Brendan Allen said...

And to you also Father.