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 Catholic Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.
This collage features Psalm 44 from Columba’s Psalter ( the wedding psalm), marriage banns from the parish of St Columba in Oban, the first page of the Doves Bible, and some Madonna & Child “scraps”, collected and swapped by many Scottish schoolgirls (including me!) in the 1970s.