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Prophecies, Miracles and Visions of St.Columba Adomnán of Iona

Prophecies, Miracles and Visions of St.Columba

Adomnán of Iona

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the church, saying as he goes, It is not forMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the church, saying as he goes, It is not for us to dine now, at a time when the ship of St. Oblumba is in peril by the sea. For even now is he frequently calling on the name of this Cainnech, that he may pray Christ for him and his companions in peril. Entering the oratory after these his words, he prayed for a little while on bended knees, and, the Lord hearing his prayer, the tempest straightway ceased, and the sea became very tranquil. Then in the next place, St. Columba, seeing in spirit Cainnechs hastening to the church, although he was living so far away, wonderfully utters this sentence from his pure breast, saying, Now I know, 0 Cainnech, that God hath heard thy prayer, now doth thy rapid race to the church with one shoe greatly profit us. In such a miracle as this, the prayer of both holy men, as we believe, had a joint effect. CHAPTER XIV. OF THE STAFF OF SAINT CAINNECH, FORGOTTEN AT THE HARBOUR. At another time, the same Cainnech who is mentioned above, when beginning to sail from the harbour of the Iouan island (Iona) to Scotia (Ireland), forgot to take his staff with him- which staff of his, indeed, being found on the shore after his departure, was put into the hand of St. Columba, and which, on his return home, he carries into the oratory, and there he remains some time alone in prayer. Cainnech then approaching the Oidechan island (Islay ?), suddenly pricked to the heart for his forgetfulness, was inwardly cast down. But after some little time he got down from the ship, and, kneeling down in prayer on the land, found in front of him, upon the turf of the little land of Aithche, the staff which he had forgotten and left behind him at the harbour of the Iouan island. At its being thus carried out for him by the agency of Divine power, he greatl...