The earliest voice of Christian Ireland

Kate Tristram

This is the story of the earliest voice of Christian Ireland.
Date Published :
June 2010
Publisher :
Columba Books
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781856076869
Pages : 144
Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


St Columbanus is widely regarded as the first of the great Irish Christian missionaries to Europe. Unlike his predecessor and (almost) namesake, Columba of Iona, Columbanus undertook exile for life as he set off to bring the particularly Irish form of monasticism to the continent. He was born in Leinster, perhaps somewhere about the year 550, and his adventurous life took him across southern Europe to die eventually in 615 in Bobbio in Northern Italy. He was dominating, austere, determined, occasionally gentle. His is the earliest voice of Christian Ireland, and this is his story.

More from this publisher