The Gentle Birth of Colum, Our Cleric

Stained glass window in Iona Abbey depicting St. Columba.
Stained glass window in Iona Abbey depicting St. Columba.

Kal. iv. A.D. 518

Battle of Detna, in Droma-Bregh, in which fell Ardgal, son of Conall Crimhthann, son of Niall. Muircertach Mac Earca, and Colga, son of Cloith, son of Crunn, son of Fedhlimidh, King of Airghiall, were the victors.

Buti, son of Bronach, died, and Colum Cille was born, of whom was said:—

  1. The gentle birth of Colum, our cleric,
    To-day over noble Erinn;
    On the same day occurred — no arrogant saying—
    The bright, victorious death of the son of Bronach.

Ailill, Abbot of Ardmacha, slept.

Beoid, Bishop of Ardcarna, rested.

— Chronicon Scotorum, Annal CS518.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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