Columban

(redirected from Columbanus)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Columban

 

(Latinized, Columbanus). Born c. 540; died 615. Irish monk; preacher of Christianity in Western Europe; one of the representatives of the church culture of formative feudal society.

In about 590, along with a group of monks, Columban left Ireland, which at that time was one of the centers for the spread of Christianity and religious enlightenment in the West, and set off for the Continent. He founded a number of monasteries in Burgundy, Neustria, Austrasia, and the kingdom of Lonibardy.

References in periodicals archive ?
The event, which is now in its 93rd year, is organised by the Knights of St Columbanus.
His mother's prostrate body the fiery Columbanus in holy zeal bestrode.
As the Roman Empire disintegrated and travel became more dangerous, Celtic Christians and their wandering peregrini like Brendan and Columbanus undertook missionary journeys.
Thus foundations and endowments of religious institutions come to play a more and more central role ("Epilogue: Columbanus, Monasticism, and the Other World") in Gallic giving.
These are: | Bru Columbanus - a facility that provides "home from home" accommodation to relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and has been a haven for Colin's family in the past few weeks.
See Louis Holtz, "Irish Grammarians and the Continent in the Seventh Century," in Columbanus and Merovingian Monasticism, ed.
McCormack also had practical experience of racing as the owner of Columbanus, an early big-race winner for Jim Bolger when landing the 1978 Tetrarch Stakes before finishing third in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Moreover, to prosecute the cause the church could rely on a variety of lay agencies, ranging from the Knights of Columbanus, often regarded as a Catholic freemasonry, to intellectual circles like An Rioghacht, to more demotic fraternities like the Catholic Young Men's Association and parish sodalities.
Finian, Columbanus, Cummean conceived detailed lists of transgressions with the correspondent lists of penances able to atone for these sins.
Columbanus converted the Picts, many Irish and Scottish missionaries followed in the footsteps of St.
In 1983, he co-founded the inter-church Columbanus Community of Reconciliation in Belfast, where he lived and worked for 10 years.
60) Sermons of Columbanus, Sermon I (Cork, Ireland: University College, 2004), accessed online at: www.