Columba, Abbot of Ionaadmin | 9 June 2012
The collect for today, the Feast of St Columba (c. 521-597) Abbot of Iona, Missionary (source):
who didst fill the heart of Columba
with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
and with deep love for those in his care:
grant to thy pilgrim people grace to follow him,
strong in faith, sustained by hope,
and made one in the love that binds us to thee;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Photo taken by admin, St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, 24 July 2004.