St. Columba the Exile

Ancient Heritage - Progressive Faith - Celtic Spirit

We are a micro-mission in Columbus, Ohio serving our neighbors in love and reflecting a light of hope to our community.​ We strive to open our hearts, and offer our hands for prayer and devotion, but also for service as we work for social justice.

Credo: (We believe)

Black Lives Matter. LGBTQ+ Lives Matter. Poor Lives Matter. The Planet's Life Matters.

We are a young community with an ancient heritage that seeks to live out the fullness of Celtic spirituality. Stay with us for a moment or a season. Take a sit, have a breath, and join us on the way.

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Our Community

St. Columba the Exile

St. Columba's was founded in 2020 on the Feast of St. Columba with the purpose of serving the ordinary everyday exiles of our community in central Ohio. Some are exiled because of their finances. Some for their sexuality or gender expression. Some for the color of their skin. Some for their religious beliefs.

St. Columba's has a heart for mission with the exiled and those on the margins. 

We strive to share the hope of a universal faith in a pluralistic and beautifully diverse world; keeping one foot in the spirit of progressive Christianity and the other in the world of Celtic Spirituality. Stepping out with the guidance of both traditions; we are on the journey to the Source of all Being.

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Life of Prayer and Work

Sursum Corda: Lift up Your Hearts

We are connecting; whether that means by a digital platform or social media, gathering in solidarity for the least in our communities, or sharing our experiences of the divine presence in our lives.

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Baptisms - Weddings - Funerals

Community Prayer

As a dispersed community we are blessed with creative ways of staying in community. One way that we stay connected is through a shared life of prayer and devotion.

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Environmental Justice 

We are committed to environmental justice and sustainability in order to be good stewards of God's creation.

Social Justice

Fight for those on the margins.

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Be a bright flame before me, O God

a guiding star above me.

Be a smooth path below me,

a kindly shepherd behind me

today, tonight, and for ever.

Saint Columba of Iona




Do you find meaning in social justice?
Want to make prayer your work or work your prayer?
How do you give back to mother Earth?
Are you ready to join the journey?


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