COLMAN of LINDISFARNE (Saint) Bishop (February 18) (7th century) The Third Bishop of Lindisfarne (the original seat of the Bishopric of Durham). Like his predecessors, Saint Aidan and Saint Finan, Saint Colman was a monk of Saint Columba’s monastery of Iona. He was a man of austere and zealous life, and ever held in high repute of sanctity. His reluctance to yield to the Roman tradition fixing the date of Easter led to the famous Synod of Whitby, held in presence of King Oswy. He afterwards resigned his See and returned to Iona, whence he proceeded to the West of Ireland, where he founded two great monasteries. He died A.D. 676.