Knights of St Columbanus QUB's Bangor To Bobbio- 1500 Miles Over Lent

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We've reached the fifth milestone on our Bangor-Bobbio fundraising pilgrimage! As a group, we have covered over 1086 miles and have received an impressive sum of £708 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐕𝐏 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫 - thank you to all who donated! Please keep sharing and donating!

Our milestone today is Luxueil. By this stage in Columbanus' mission in Europe, his reputation proceeded him when he was received graciously by the King of Burgundy in France who granted him residence in a half-ruined fortress in Annegray where Columbanus and his followers led the simplest of lives.

The demand to join his numbers grew such that he was asked to establish a monastery nearby at Luxeuil in 590 (extant today - see pic). Demand grew further and he established a third monastery in this region at Fontaines. It was from the communities here that Columbanus formulated his Rule. His popularity proved problematic and after some 20 years, Columbanus had to flee.

Our next milestone is Bregenz, another 200 miles.

Who's Donated

  • €100

    Anonymous Donation

  • €10

    Domhnall Lynam

  • €30

    Sean Donnelly

  • £15

    Dermot Brennan

  • £50

    Geraldine Ward

  • £50

    Paul & Margaret McDonnell

    Paul Mcdonnell

  • €20

    Anonymous Donation

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Knights of St Columbanus QUB- Bangor To Bobbio- 1500 Miles in aid of SVP

Date: 03 April 2021

CK19- Knights of St Columbanus at QUB are aiming to walk/run/cycle 1500 miles over the course of Lent. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to partake in the route laid out by St Columbanus, as he left Bangor, in pursuit of Bobbio. Subsequently each of us, at home, will aim to collectively complete the 1500 miles, through our own Bangor-Bobbio Pilgrimage. We have agreed that all funds raised will be donated directly to St Vincent De Paul, who provide much needed support and aid to those facing extreme hardship locally.