St. Claude La Columbiere
This time last year, the relics of St. Claude la Colombiere toured the country to great attendances everywhere. A Frenchman, he was a Jesuit priest, ordained in 1669 and regarded as one of the most gifted orators of his time. He was Spiritual Director to St. Margaret Mary and she understood him to be Christ’s ‘faithful servant and perfect friend.’ Fr. Barney McGuckian was responsible for bringing the relics to Ireland and he told Eileen Good about his memories of the tour around the country last year.