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Columban is a saint for our times

HONG KONG (SE): “Greatness lies in bringing people to God and that is why we venerate the life of St. Columban,” Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing said at a Mass marking the 1,400th anniversary of the death of the sixth and seventh century saint celebrated at St. Joseph’s in Central on November 21.

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Modern lesson from ancient times

Last weekend, the 1,400th anniversary of the death of St. Columban was celebrated at St. Joseph’s in Central. Columban was Irish and a monk. He set off for Europe with the confidence that he could meaningfully engage with the cultures of a foreign people and use his learning to contribute to their lives.

Columban was highly conscious of his own identity, leaving the earliest surviving literary record of Irish self-description.








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Curriculum vitae for a modern patron saint

DUBLIN (Agencies): If you are wondering what qualifications a patron saint for a non-government or Church organisation, political entity or aid group should have, the Irish Times suggests that you could do no better than take a peep at the curriculum vitae of the late sixth and early seventh century Irish missionary to Europe, St. Columban.

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