Blessed Columba Marmion, born Joseph Aloysius Marmion (April 1, - January 30, ) was an Irish monk, and the third abbot of Maredsous Abbey. Blessed Columba Marmion entered the Benedictine Order after having been a successful diocesan priest in response to an incessant divine calling. Abbot Columba Marmion was a priest of Dublin diocese who became a Benedictine monk and eventually abbot at Maredsous, Belgium.


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Columba Marmion

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Philipon, Spiritual Doctrine, Benedict in English Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, These two phrases were taken from an oral interview columba marmion May 5, with a Benedictine Monk, Fr.

Benedict, Oregon, who is known as a local expert in Marmion spirituality but has neither written nor columba marmion on this topic. Columba Marmion, Christ in His Mysteries, trans.

Zaccheus Press, Marmion, Christ in His Mysteries, A sample of his extensive correspondence was published in English under the title Union with God: