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  • archbishop-bernard-longley-rose-and jane 11th October 2015

    Archbishop Bernard Longley mentions the Columbans’ work among refugee and asylum seekers in his most recent Pastoral Letter

    The following Pastoral Letter from the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, was appointed to be read in all of the Churches and Chapels of the Diocese on 10/11 October

  • IMG-20151007-WA0018 8th October 2015

    Something Good

    On Saturday 3rd October, 2015 Columban lay missionary Nathalie Marytsch, accompanied a Chinese group of women she supports to participate in the Something Good event outside St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham.

  • IMG-20151007-WA0006 7th October 2015

    A Vigil of Prayer for Syria in Birmingham

    On Tuesday 6th October 2015 Columban Lay Missionaries Rose Basada and Mauricio Silva, together with Columban intern Julia Corcoran, attended a Vigil of Prayer for Syria held at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham.

  • hands-600497_1280a (web450) 7th October 2015

    Faith and Creation: A Call to Mission

    All are invited to a day in Liverpool on 24th October to explore responses to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’.  Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC and Dominican John O’Connor OP will speak 

  • fr-tom-oreilly-2012 2nd October 2015

    Thank you for your support

    Fr. Tom O’Reilly gives thanks for the tremendous response to the Columban September Appeal.  Your generous support provides great encouragement to Columbans working in Asia, Latin America and in Britain.  

  • jeju1 (450web) 30th September 2015

    No Naval Base on Jeju!

    It was one of the most unusual Masses I have experienced, and one of the most meaningful. The Eucharist was held in a small tent across from the main entrance of a construction site, concelebrating priests sat on

  • Jims-photo-Tom-Ryan 28th September 2015

    Pilgrimage prompts reflection on refugee crisis

    Fr Jim Fleming, based in Birmingham, works with asylum seekers. He recently took part in a ‘Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Saint Columban’ which journeyed across Europe to Bobbio in Italy, where Columban died in 615.  

  • SeanMcDonagh SSC 25th September 2015

    Laudato Si’ and Multinational Corporations

    The following is an extract of a talk given on 22 September at a Rome Seminar, ‘Laudato Si’: The Greening of the Church’. by fr. Sean McDonagh SSC

  • Ger  at Refugee Rally September 2015 2 22nd September 2015

    Rally for social change in Birmingham

    Last weekend, Gertrudes Samson, a Columban Lay Missionary from The Philippines, walked in solidarity with her ‘asylum seeker’ brothers and sisters at a rally in Birmingham.

  • ap166854861026 (web450) 22nd September 2015

    Columbans pray for Chilean earthquake victims

    HONG KONG, September 21, 2015. Columban missionaries in Chile are safe following the recent earthquake and tsunami. The General Council wishes to express its prayers and solidarity for the Chilean people

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