Columcille Fecit

This poem, under the title Columcille Fecit, has been attributed to St. Columba. * * * Delightful would it be to me to be in Uchd Ailiun On the pinnacle of a rock, That I might often see The face of the ocean; That I might see its heaving waves Over the wide ocean, When […]

Never Was Born to the Gael Offspring Nobler

Now there never was born to the Gael offspring nobler, nor wiser, nor of better kin, than Colombcille. There hath not come of them another who was meeker, or humbler, or lowlier. Surely it was great lowliness in Colombcille that he himself used to take off his monks’ sandals and wash their feet for them. He […]