September 23 – Adomnán of Iona; Padre Pio

Adamnan of Iona (ca. 627–704) (aka Adomnán) was a distant cousin of Columba (Jun 9) (for certain values of “distant”—we’re talking a few hundred years). He was born in Raphoe, County Donegal, Ulster, and became abbot of Iona*, after monking around either here or there (the experts are in a dither). We are told that… Continue reading September 23 – Adomnán of Iona; Padre Pio