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I am fascinated by Columba, Irish missionary to Scotland & founder of the monastery at Iona.

Columba, Irish missionary to Scotland and founder of a monastery on the island of Iona, died on June 9, 597 at the age of 76.

Though more monk than missionary, he established churches that went on, in time, to evangelize the Picts and the English.”



The Origins of Easter

Besides the Jesus Part, Of Course

Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Ēostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English.”