Monday, 25 March 2013

Saint Columba, daughter of Baoit, March 25


March 25 is the feast of yet another of our obscure Irish female saints of whom only the record of her name and her feast day survives. The details of Columba, daughter of Baoit, have been preserved in the earliest of the Irish calendars, the 8th/9th-century Martyrology of Tallaght and repeated in one of the latest, the 17th-century Martyrology of Donegal, as Canon O'Hanlon explains:

St. Columba, Daughter of Baoit

A notice appears, in the Martyrology of Tallagh, at this date, of " Columb inghen Buiti." The Bollandists only note down this entry. The festival of Columba, daughter of Baoit, also occurs, in the Martyrology of Donegal, on this day.

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