Brother Columba's Travelling Salvation Show

brother columba’s travelling salvation show

In the footsteps of Columba … a missionary toolkit In 563 Columba was given land on the island of Iona, which became  his base for conversion of the Picts to Christianity. This gilded suitcase features bibles, icons, pilgrims’ shells, devotional scapulars, St Patrick & St Bridget medallions, and some bottled Catholicism: absolution, plenary indulgences, original…

the monks legacy

the monk’s legacy

In the footsteps of Columba … literacy. In 563 Columba was given land on the island of Iona, which became a centre of literacy and his base for conversion of the Picts to Christianity.   Many Catholic schools and parishes throughout Scotland are named after Columba, including St Columba’s in Oban, the cathedral of the…

the book of the dead

the book of the dead

In the footsteps of Columba … war. Around 560, Columba copied a psalter manuscript on the sly at the scriptorium of his mentor Finnian, who claimed ownership of the copy.  The dispute between Columba and Finnian escalated: about 3,000 men were killed at the resulting Battle of Cúl Dreimhne.  Columba was held responsible for these…