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  • holy-family (web450) 2nd December 2016

    Christmas Appeal 2016

    British Region Director Fr. Peter Hughes, in his Christmas Letter to Columban supporters, identifies with the hope in God’s promise of salvation that bore Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and beyond, in spite of great hardship.  Please support Columbans to journey with those in hardship today. 

  • Mauricio addressing the guests 30th November 2016

    Official opening of Fatima House

    Fatima House, a house for refugees in Birmingham, is a collaboration between Columbans in Britain and other Catholic organisations in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Since it opened in July 2016, it continues to thrive and now has eight women residing there temporarily.

  • Ray and Dick 29th November 2016

    Celebrating Columban Jubilees

    Peter Hughes, the regional director for the Columbans in Britain,is pictured here at the Columban’s Day celebrations in Solihull along with Richard Martin (left) and Ray Collier (right). Both priests are celebrating special jubilees as Columbans, Diamond (60th) and Golden (50th). Fr. Peter presented them both with gifts to mark their jubilee years.

  • Joseph-and-Mary (web 450) 28th November 2016

    Columban Resource for Advent 2016

    The Columban Mission Institute’s Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice in Australia has produced this Catholic Advent resource called “Lead Kindly Light” for the four Sundays in November and December 2016, commencing 27 November.

  • FaithsUNClimate 10th November 2016

    Columbans join Inter-Faith Statement to Morocco Climate talks

    The Columban missionaries have signed an inter-faith statement which will be presented to the COP22 climate talks, currently underway in Morocco. Superior General, Kevin O’Neill endorsed on behalf of the Society.

  • HebertLeaflet 10th November 2016

    Remembering trade unionist Hebert (Ever) Marin

    Aodh O’Halpin SSC and Sr Margaret Healy recently attended a commemoration service at Unite the Union in Holborn, London to remember Hebert (Ever) Marin. Ever was assassinated in Cali, Columbia in 1986.

  • IMG_1985 (cropped) web450 1st November 2016

    Those Who Journeyed With Us

    During the month of November we remember especially members of the Columban community who have died in the past year. Included among them are our generous benefactors, their families and friends.  

  • Columbans at Climate Lobby 1st November 2016

    Now recruiting: Faith in Action Volunteer 2017

    The Columbans are seeking to appoint a new ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ to begin January 2017. This will be a year of personal development and growth based in Birmingham, putting faith into action through projects connected to refugees/asylum, inter religious dialogue, and justice and peace education.

  • Rublev Icon (web350) 25th October 2016

    Perspectives in Mission Today

    On Saturday 22 October, Fr. Tom O’Reilly SSC gave the keynote address at a Columban day of thanksgiving for the welcome and support of the Westminster Archdiocese during 2016.  

  • TomO'Reilly (web450) 24th October 2016

    ‘Sharing Gospel Joy’ on World Mission Day 2016

    “We must never tire of sharing the joy of the Gospel”, said the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Columban day ‘Sharing Gospel Joy’ in Central London.

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Far East Cover Sept 16

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 Magazine


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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