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Jul 12, 2014 - A day on the Isle of Iona and St. Columba

I had heard a lot about the St Columba Monestary on the Isle of Iona. Considered the birth of Christianity in Scotland. Many people visit here and even live here because they feel there is a special peace about the island. All I know is that it rained, and rained while I was there. It was hard to appreciate the peace and tranquility as soaked and cold as I became. Some history of the place I find interesting: In 563, St. Columba came to Iona from Ireland with twelve companions, and founded a monastery which grew to be an influential...

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