Our Saint Columban of Ireland Plaque depicts a great missionary abbot (543-615) who founded monastic centers in France, Switzerland, and Italy that became centers of evangelization and scholarship in Europe. He is remembered as an exemplar of Irish missionary activity in early medieval Europe. His feast day is November 23rd. This plaque is a great gift for a baptism, birthday, confirmation, first communion, ordination, and Christmas.
A Solid Bronze Plaque in Two Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p141k – 2 x 1.8 inches – $29.75) and large (p341g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches – $167), this solid bronze plaque will hang with easy on any wall in your study, home, or office. This plaque was conceived and cast in a German foundry by a master bronze-smith of world renown. This plaque is a wonderful gift for that special “Columba” in your life!
Celtic Penitential Practices
Saint Columban (German: Kolumban) taught a Celtic monastic rule and stressed Celtic penitential practices for those repenting of their sins. He emphasized in particular the regular practice of one-on-one, private confession to a priest to be followed by penances assigned by the priest. These penances were to be completed in reparation for the sins committed. (This is often caricatured today as “three Our Fathers and three Hail Marys.”.)