Hope in the Immaculate Heart
Today is the commemoration of Saint Columbkille (521-597), the Irish monk-missionary who brought Catholicism from Ireland to Scotland in 563, and thence to the rest of Europe, setting up the famed Abbey of Iona, a little jewel of an island just west of the Isle of Mull. He is the patron of the diocese in which I live, so this is a feast for us, a time to celebrate, to remember and reinstantiate what the saints offer us, and the glory of our Faith.
For we forget so easily if we do not. Paula Adamick’s Ireland’s Last Domino bemoans the loss