Wednesday, 23 September 2015

23rd September - Adamnan of Iona

Relative of Columba, monk, abbot of Iona, president-general of all the Columban houses in Ireland and evangelist throughout Ireland.

He promoted laws that helped protect civilian and clerical populations in areas at war, prohibiting the murder or enslavement of non-combatant women and children. He wrote a biography on the life of Columba, a work that survives today.