Abiding in Bobbio: Monaco Colombano Europaggio

· Richard Mc Sweeney

About this ebook

An enriching 21st century work of original philosophical fiction ideal for throwing some light on various philosophical concerns of the individual; encouraging group discussion and inviting scholarly exploration.

Monk Colombano Europaggio of Bobbio, Italy is a passionate mettlesome heir to St. Columbanus of Bangor, Ireland. His heart-wrenching vexations, frustrations, and anxieties with so many pressing concerns such as absolutism, totalitarianism, puritanism, fanaticism; the biosphere, conflicts, wars, belief, vocation, chastity and marriage, and of the Church hierarchy’s lack of courage to take action on what is happening to Christians in for instance Syria are also among our own pressing concerns. His courageous journeying through these potentially hazardous fields leading to his discovery of a treasure trove of solaces unfolds for us a contentment and a hope for a better tomorrow. The work which appears on this the 1400th anniversary of the passing of St. Columbanus is dedicated to the Vatican Secretary of State: His Eminence, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. It is ornately illustrated with 112 original dream depictions.

The fonts and page numbering in this ebook correspond to the 2015 hardback edition.

About the author

Richard Mc Sweeney: Risteárd Mac Suibhne; Richard of Éire/Ireland is a self-designated Planet Earth philosopher of the natural kind; a self-originator who enjoys expressing his ideas and insights: his philosophical fiction* in a charmingly personal prose-poetic style.

* “Philosophical fiction: fictional literature that enjoys carefree-ly philosophising on anything it so wishes; on anything it so wishes without letting itself be bound by any philosophical system, logic or method.” RMcS

Being made available here in the Google Play Store is an anthology of 16 such works.

Richard has a Masters in Chinese Taoist Philosophy (Lao-Tzu & Chuang-Tzu) from Seoul National University which he gained through the mediums of Korean and Classical Chinese. He was also enrolled in the PhD programme for two years in the same department at SNU. He has a BA in Korean Language & Literature from Kyunggi University in Seoul and a Diploma in Philosophy & Arts from Saint Patrick’s College in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. The latter he gained while being (for six years) a Catholic seminarian for the priesthood with the Missionary Society of St. Columban based in Dalgan Park, Navan, County Meath in Ireland.

He had been an expatriate in the Republic of Korea for thirteen years; in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for three years and a further three in the United Arab Emirates respectively. 

He is happily married to Sung-ja Lee of Seoul, Republic of Korea. Since 2001 they have been living in Ireland. Their son and daughter are also happily married and have children of their own.

His website is - Rivers2c.com.

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