It is quite generally accepted that the missionary monks from the Celtic tradition in Ireland
and Scotland played a significant role in the Christianisation of Europe during the Dark Ages.
This is a story that should not be forgotten. It is also well known that this was preceded by
the thorough evangelisation of Ireland and Scotland (and northeast England) itself by these
Celtic monks. What is, however, not getting enough attention is the (much later) outreach
to southern Africa coming from those same quarters. In this article an effort is made to give
credit to this, and to trace the specific spirituality that made all this possible.