Saint Columba had a privileged start in life having been born to the Irish royalty. He became involved in the Church at an early life and became a Monk at Moville. progressing his devotion he became a Spiritual student of Saint Finnian and continued his ministry as an Itinerant preacher and teacher throughout Ireland and Scotland. He travelled to Scotland in 563 but was exiled to Iona on Whitsun Eve. He founded a monastic community there and served as its abbot for twelve years.