St. Columbanus

St. Columbanus

St. Columbanus (+ 615).  Born in Ireland about the middle of the 6th century afer studying the humanities and the sacred sciences, he embraced the monastic life and went to France where he founded a number of monasteries which he ruled with strict discipline.  When sentenced to exile, he travelled to Italy and founded another monastery at Bobbio.

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