Today the Anglicans are remembering Columba, a 7th century Irish monk who brightened some of the dark days of the British Isles. He founded monasteries in Ireland, and was responsible for the great Scottish monastery on the island of Iona. The ministry of Iona is still significant today.
Scriptures for the Day:
O God, who by the preaching of your blessed servant Columba caused the light of the Gospel to shine in Scotland: Grant, we pray, that, having his life and labors in remembrance, we may show our thankfulness to you by following the example of his zeal and patience; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.