Chronology of Celtic Christianity - continued
563-568 St Columcille founds a monastery on Iona and begins conversion of the Picts to Christianity.
558-618 Life of Kevin
590 Glendalough founded by Kevin
591 St Columbanus leaves from Bangor for Gaul
597 Death of St Columcille of Iona, the Enlightener of Scotland
- in the same year, the Roman form of Christianity is brought to Britain for the first time by St Augustine, the former papal librarian who is made a missionary by Pope Gregory the Great to convert the Saxons. Augustine founds a monastery and the first church at Canterbury. He baptizes King Aethelbert of Kent at Canterbury.
c 600 Book of Durrow
?-651 life of Aidan of Lindisfarne brought Christianity to Northumbria
c 600-1100 Celtic High Cross building
601 Death of St Comgall of Bangor. In the same year, the Pope sends Paulinus to reinforce the Kentish mission. He bears with him letters from the Pope and a palladium for Augustine, who is consecrated archbishop and establishes his seat in Canterbury.
614 - 680 life of Hilda of Whitby
615 St Columbanus dies at his monastery in Bobbio, Italy.
634 – 687 life of Cuthbert
632 Lindisfarne founded by Aidan who was sent from Iona
664 Synod of Whitby brings Celtic Church into conformity with Rome
700-800 Irish Monasticism reaches its zenith.
795 First reports of Viking invasions
800-847 Vikings raid continually, setting up settlements on the coasts
c 800 Book of Kells
815- 877 Johannes Scotus Eriugena Irish theologian, Neoplatonist philosopher, and poet.
c 900-1100 Round tower building
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