Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Columba of Sens


Suffered towards the end of the third century, probably under the Emperor Aurelian. She is said to have been beheaded near a fountain called d’Azon; and the tradition is that her body was left by her murderers on the ground, until it was buried by a man called Aubertus, in thanksgiving for his restoration to sight on his invoking her. A chapel was afterwards built over her relics; and, later on, rose the Abbey of Sens, which at one time was a place of pilgrimage in her honour. She is also said to have been patroness of the parish church of Chevilly in the Diocese of Paris, but her whole his history is somewhat legendary.

MLA Citation

  • F M Capes. “Saint Columba of Sens”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 May 2012. Web. 21 February 2019. <>