Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Columba, Virgin and Martyr


This saint was a holy nun in the monastery of Tabanos, who was beheaded for her faith by the Moors, under their King Mahomad, in Spain, in 853. Her body was thrown into the river Guadalquiver, but recovered by the Christians. Her relics are venerated, part in the priory of St. Columba, part in the royal abbey of our Lady at Niagara, but both in Old Castile.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Columba, Virgin and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 September 2013. Web. 21 January 2019. <>