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Columba

(or Colmcille, Columcille, Colm or Colum)

Feast Day: June 9

St Columba plaquePatron Saint of Book-Lovers, Poets, Publishers, Princes, Priests, Warriors, Diplomats, Scholars, and Sailors 

The symbolic imagery:

Colmcille rests in front of his monastery at Iona (not as it looked in his day, but a few centuries later). In the distant background is the sea and a coracle sails off (borrowed from St. Brendan's anachron.) A book is open at his feet and a faithful shepherd dog keeps watch. 
The border is formed by images inspired by the Book of Kells and a dove soars over all. The tartan pattern is an interpretation, created by combining adaptations of the Malcolm clan and St. Colmcille.
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 (You might want to take a look at St. Columba's Blog at Saints Preserved for Facts, Folklore, Freebies & More.) 

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