Columbanus

Columbanus (540 – 23 November 615; Irish: Columbán, meaning "the white dove") was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries on the European continent from around 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kingdoms, most notably Luxeuil (in present-day France) and Bobbio (Italy), and stands as an exemplar of Irish missionary activity in early medieval Europe.

He spread among the Franks a Celtic monastic rule and Celtic penitential practices for those repenting of sins, which emphasized private confession to a priest, followed by penances levied by the priest in reparation for the sin. He is also one of the earliest identifiable Hiberno-Latin writers.

Read more about Columbanus:  Biography, Columbanus' Monastic Rule, Other Writings, Legacy and Veneration, Veneration, Bibliography

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Planctus De Obitu Karoli
... Its author has been identified with Columbanus of Saint Trond, who, it is claimed, also wrote the Ad Fidolium, a set of quantitative adonics ... very difficult to argue that the poet, who consistently uses the first person, was the Columbanus he refers to ... asking all the regions of Earth to mourn with him, and using the tears of Saint Columbanus, founder of Bobbio, as a symbol of the monastery's grief ...
Waldalenus
... He was a well-known patron of Columbanus at Luxeuil Abbey (founded around 585–90), where he dedicated one son to the Church, and thus provided early support for ... Eustasius and Waldebert, kinsmen of Waldalenus, succeeded Columbanus as second and third abbots of Luxeuil ... continued to be confronted by the supporters of Columbanus, Waldalenus' son, Chramnelenus of Besançon, Chramnelenus' brother-in-law Amalgar of Dijon and Wandalbert of Chambly ...
Chagnoald
... Chagnoald left his see, finding refuge in the territory of Theuderic II, and working with Columbanus as a missionary in the area of Lake Constance ... Columbanus was banished, and left for Rome, with Chagnoald accompanying him ... On the death of Columbanus, Chagnoald returned to his old diocese, and resumed his duties as bishop ...
Deicolus
... Columbanus in his missionary enterprise ... Columbanus in Austrasia and Burgundy ... Columbanus was expelled by Theuderic II, in 610, St ...
Columbanus - Bibliography
... "Columbanus c ... Herren, "Columbanus and the Three Chapters Controversy A New Approach," Journal of Theological Studies, NS, 45 (1994) 160–170 ... Michael Lapidge (ed), Columbanus Studies in Latin Writings (Woodbridge, Boydell, 1997) ...