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SEPTEMBER APPEAL 2017

Please help Columban missionaries to share the joy of the Gospel with the poor and the marginalised of Asia, Fiji and Latin America.

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  • VocforJus winter cropped 2017 19th October 2017

    Winter, Vocation for Justice

    The Winter edition of Vocation for Justice focuses on the theme of ‘Power Shift’, a timely subject to consider for a global society experiencing such apparent political change and uncertainty.

  • nonviolencecolumbans2 3rd October 2017

    Columbans at ‘Nonviolence Works!’ seminar

    Columban missionaries attended the first of this week’s Pax Christi’s seminars on the theme of ‘Nonviolence Works!’. Frs Tom Ryan, Paul Tierney and Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC were at the Amigo Hall of St. George’s Cathedral in South London.

  • Youthbanner3 25th September 2017

    Columban Schools Journalism Competition: Are you a budding journalist?

    The Missionary Society of St Columban is inviting young people to enter a journalism competition, an initiative to mark their centenary. Students aged 15-18, who are budding journalists, are asked to write an article or make a video report that informs, challenges and raises important issues on the topic: ‘Migrants are our neighbours’.

  • SCL 25th September 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Chile. Reflection No 6

    Helen Dufficy,  from the Columban offices in Solihull, shares here her reflections on the experience of the invitation to mission programme in Chile.

  • IMG-20170916-WA0057 (2) 18th September 2017

    Archbishop Bernard Longley Visits Fatima House to Celebrate its 1st Anniversary

    On Saturday 16th September The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, paid a visit to Fatima House to share dinner with the residents, volunteers and representatives of the Missionary Society of Saint Columban and Father Hudson’s Care.

  • GCP0004 IMG_5656 (web450) 13th September 2017

    Columbans speak out for persecuted in Myanmar

    Columban Superior General, Fr. Kevin O’Neill SSC, has sent a message of solidarity to the minority Muslim population in Myanmar (Burma) being forced to flee their homes to Bangladesh and calls for an end to their persecution.

  • Thanks Giving Bible Verse 4th September 2017

    September Appeal 2017

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Regional Director in Britain, discusses the importance of sharing the ‘daily bread’ we receive and being grateful for the harvest.

  • Sept Cover thumbnail 1st September 2017

    September/ October 2017 Far East Out Now

    In the latest edition of the Far East Fr Shay Cullen highlights how child brides are used as a cover for cultural paedophilia, the Subanen craft project unveil their latest hand crafted Christmas card design, and Fr Tomas King recalls his last good-bye to a one week old baby girl.

  • ColClimate 31st August 2017

    Season of Creation begins on 1 September

    Thousands of events to celebrate the Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on 1 September and the beginning of the Season of Creation have been recorded by the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

  • Mother of Divine Mercy Village 1 30th August 2017

    Building a community from the ground up

    On 16-17 December 2011, Typhoon Sendong caused catastrophic devastation in Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The International Red Cross recorded 1472 deaths, 1074 missing and 1748 injured.


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A Columban Publication that reports on the work of Columban Missionaries, seeking spiritual and material support for our Missions around the world.

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Vocation for Justice is produced by the Columban Justice and Peace (JPIC) team in Britain covering a wide range of issues including Environmental Justice, Patenting Life, Migrants, Mining and UK Poverty.

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