Saturday, February 4, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 6th sacred

Columba, 521-597
- an Irish monk, related to some powerful Irish families - was already well known as a monk and founder of monasteries in Ireland when, in 563, Columba went to Scotland and founded a monastery on the island of Iona, from which he reached out to convert the Picts of Scotland to Christianity

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