Crosfigell

quia vobis donatum est pro Christo, non solum ut in eum credatis, sed ut etiam pro illo patiamini Phil. i. xxix. Another time that Columcille was in Iona, he gathered the monks to him in the place where he was, and he spake to them and said: “Today I am going,” saith he, “to the […]

Cnoc nan Aingeal

Another time also, while the blessed man was living in the Iouan island (Hy, now lona), he made this known to the assembled brethren with very great earnestness, saying, “To-day I wish to go alone to the western plain of this island; let none of you therefore follow me.” They obeyed, and he went alone, […]

All Devoutly Kneeling

On the rubric “All devoutly kneeling” after the Creed: Est acrior Tertulliani objurgatio in eos, qui sedentes orant. “Cum enim (inquit) perinde faciant nationes adoratis sigillaribus suis residendo, vel propterea in nobis reprehendi meretur, quod apud idola celebratur. Eo adponitur et irreverentiæ crimen, etiam ipsis nationibus, siquid saperent, intelligendum, siquidem irreverens est adsidere sub conspectu ejus, […]

To Confound the Druids

By virtue of his prayer, and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, he healed several persons suffering under various diseases; and he alone, by the assistance of God, expelled from this our island, which now has the primacy, innumerable hosts of malignant spirits, whom he saw with his bodily eyes assailing himself, and […]

Altus Prosator “C”

CAPITULUM C TITLE: De transmigratione novem graduum principis. ARGUMENT: ‘Vidi stellam de celo cecidisse in terram’; et in Esaiâ, ‘Quomodo cecidisti Lucifer, qui mane oriebaris.’ CELI de regni apice stationis angelicae claritate prefulgoris venustate speciminis superbiendo ruerat lucifer quem formaverat apostataeque angeli eodem lapsu lugubri auctoris ceno-doxiae pervicacis invidiae ceteris remanentibus in suis principatibus. PRONE, […]

Altus Prosator “B”

CAPITULUM B Title: De formatione novem graduum, tribus praetermissis, non per ignorantiam, sed pro augustia capituli praetermisit. Argument: ‘Fiat lux, et facto, est.’ BONOS creavit angelos ordines et archangelos principatuum ac sedium potestatum virtutium uti non esset bonitas otiosa ac maiestas trinitatis in omnibus largitatis muneribus sed haberet celestia in quibus previgilia ostenderet magnopere possibili […]

In the Mansions of Bliss

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Holy Mary, pray for us. Queen of Angels, pray for us. Queen of all Saints, pray for us. St. Columba, greatest of Irish-born Saints, pray for us. St. Columba, most illustrious of Irish […]

Redeemed by Blood

In the Beginning, the Lord shaped the heaven and the earth in his Christ, Who is the beginning of all things, that is, in his Son; and after creating the elements of the whole universe, taking a frail clod he formed man after His own image and likeness, and breathed upon his face the breath […]

Now I Know of a Surety

About that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, […]

Calum-Cille, Peadail, agus Pol

A day as I was going to Rome, I forgathered with Columba, Peter, and Paul, The talk that they had and that happened in their mouths, Was loud-lunged, white-bellied, female calves, As was spoken in the prophecy, On this foundation for a year and a day, Through the bosom of the God of life and […]

The Altus of St. Columba

From the Celtic Magazine, Vol. VII, 1882 : ¶ Every Scottish Celt who takes an interest in the antiquities, history, & literature of his country knows that the Marquess of Bute is a profound and sympathetic student of all that pertains to the ancient life of the Highlands. Then the noble Marquess is anxious to […]