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Purpose of the Order of St. Columba


The men and women who comprise the Order of St. Columba have dedicated themselves to a life of discipline conformed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, and according to the example of St. Columba and the early Celtic Christian Church.

The Order of

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"Where is the good way? Ask for the old paths,

and you will find rest for your souls."    

Jeremiah 6:16

See that you be at peace among yourselves, my children, and love one another. Follow the example of good men of old and God will comfort you and help you, both in this world and in the world which is to come.

St. Columba's prayer for his community on Iona

written upon his deathbed, 597 A.D.