Columban, abbot – November 23rd
St Columban (d. 615, Bobbio, Italy) (Relics: Bobbio, Italy)
First Class Relics
Abbazia di Bobbio
Piazza Santa Fara
29022 Bobbio, Italy
*As a young man St Columban’s apostolic zeal carried him away from his native Ireland first to England and then to France where he attracted many followers to his apostolic mission. Eventually he moved to Italy and was given a tract of land near Bobbio. It was here that he spent the last years of his life. His remains now rest within a sarcophagus in the crypt of this church.