I was searching a place where my character Enya is from. She has escaped a painful childhood, and just got some sad news about that place. And I find this. I hope you enjoying listening as much as I did. I don’t know what the Irish means, but I do know the song mentions this place.
Today, June 9, is the Feast of St. Columba. In Irish his name is Columcille, meaning “Dove of the Church.”
His mother was like Hannah of the Bible in that she prayed desperately for a child. When he was born, she fostered him to the church much like Hannah did for her son Samuel. There was probably an intent by the monks who wrote the story down to make that comparison, but it fascinates me true or not. And that’s all it takes sometimes to get my novelist mind turning.
If you’d like to know more about Saint Columcille, I’ve written a blog post that links to a previous one. Go here.