I am delighted that the first of the All the Saints of Ireland programmes for the month of June will be on air tomorrow night, Friday June 9, the feast day of Saint Colum Cille (Columba). I will be speaking on the extraordinary life of our tertiary patron and on the stories and writings associated with him and his famous monastery at Iona. There are many further posts on all aspects of the cult of Saint Colum Cille at my other site dedicated to the three Irish patrons, which you can find here. I plan to include some of the other feasts which share his day on June 9, starting with that of his kinsman and immediate successor Baithín, before moving to the feast of the translation of the relics of the three patrons and concluding with the sad story of martyred Irish priest Father John O'Dowd, who refused to break the seal of the confessional.
So join host Thomas Murphy and myself at 7 pm on Friday, June 9, 2023 as we look at the life of a man who is not only one of our most important Irish saints, but also one of the most significant historical figures of the sixth century. For details of how to listen to the programme see: https://www.radiomaria.ie/how-to-listen/
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