Saint of the day
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
St. Columban, Abbot
St Columbanus is one of the most famous Irishmen in history. As a young man, he was a rigorous and ascetic monk. At age 50, he became a missionary, and with twelve companions spread the Gospel through much of western Europe. His monastic Rule became a model for future generations.