Saint Colman of Lindisfarne Biography
St. Colman of Lindisfarne Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||605 AD|
|Country of Birth||Ireland in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishops|
|Place of Work||Ireland|
|Date of Death||8 August 676|
|Place of Death||N/A|
|Feast Day||February 17|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
St. Colman of Lindisfarne was a spiritual student and disciple of Saint Columba. He later became a monk at Iona and also a Bishop in Lindisfarne, England in 661 AD. He became a friend of King Oswy of Northumbria and defended Celtic church practices against Saint Agilbert.
When King Oswy insisted on the use of Latin rites, Colman refused and resigned. In 664 AD, he led a group of English and Irish monks to Scotland. He founded the abbey and diocese of Mayo.