The Life of Saint Columba Apostle of Scotland

Frances Alice Forbes (1869 - 1936)

Saint Columba (521 – 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the Patron Saint of Derry. He was highly regarded by both the Gaels of Dál Riata and the Picts, and is remembered today as a Christian saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.

Columba reportedly studied under some of Ireland's most prominent church figures and founded several monasteries in the country. Around 563 he and his twelve companions crossed to Dunaverty near Southend, Argyll in Kintyre before settling in Iona in Scotland, then part of the Irish kingdom of Dál Riata, where they founded a new abbey as a base for spreading Christianity among the northern Pictish kingdoms who were pagan. He remained active in Irish politics, though he spent most of the remainder of his life in Scotland. Three surviving early medieval Latin hymns may be attributed to him. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Christianity - Biographies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface MaryAnn
Play 01 Child of the Mountain and the Lake MaryAnn
Play 02 The Schooling of a Saint MaryAnn
Play 03 Derry and Durrow Sandra Cullum
Play 04 The Cow and the Calf Sandra Cullum
Play 05 A Bitter Penance Sandra Cullum
Play 06 The Isle in the Western Seas Sandra Cullum
Play 07 The Apostle of Scotland Sandra Cullum
Play 08 The Convention of Drum-Ceatt Sandra Cullum
Play 09 For Christ and His Love Sandra Cullum
Play 10 The Gift of Vision Sandra Cullum
Play 11 The Light Eternal Phil Chenevert