Saint Columba, Missionary-Monk – Br. Curtis Almquist

1 Corinthians 3:13-14

Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—the work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done.  If what has been built on the foundation survives, the builder will receive a reward.

We remember today a monk named Columba, born in Ireland in year 521.  Columba founded several monasteries including the renowned monastery at Kells.  Columba was a complicated man, and the combination of his religious zeal, his love for learning, and his anger made for his breaking and his making.

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