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Born in Dalaradia, c. 450; date of death uncertain. His feast is celebrated 7 June. He founded the See of Dromore, of which he is patron and over which he presided as bishop. He studied at Noendrum (Mahee Island), under St. Mochae or Coelan, one of the earliest disciples of St. Patrick. Many interesting stories are told of his edifying life at Noendrum and the miracles he worked there. To perfect his knowledge of the Scriptures St. Colman went to the great school of Emly, c. 470 or 475, and remained there some years. At length he returned to Mahee Island to see his old master, St. Mochae, and remained under his guidance for a long period, acting as assistant in the school. Among his many pupils at Mahee Island, in the first quarter of the sixth century, was St. Finian of Movilla.
COLGAN, Acta Sanct. Hib.; HEALY, Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum (4th ed.); O'LAVERTY, Down and Connor, I; O'HANLON, Lives of the Irish Saints, VI; BUTLER, Lives of the Saints.
APA citation. (1908). St. Colman. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04115d.htm
MLA citation. "St. Colman." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04115d.htm>.
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