The Daily Prayer
SATURDAY, May 9, 2020
Columba of Iona (521—597)
An Irish prince who chose the monastic life, Columba left Ireland in 563 and settled in Iona in Scotland. He was a large man with a big, resonant singing voice. He was also an excellent scribe and illuminator of manuscripts. A much-loved abbot, he had a missionary zeal and great prophetic insight. His faithfulness to the Celtic tradition fueled the spread of vital Christianity through Britain and beyond as he planted monastic communities to be hubs of prayer and mission, modeling a radical life of discipleship.
Columba of Iona said, “Joy is the echo of God’s life in us.”
Surprise us with your joy, O Lord, and let it resound in all we do. Amen.