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  • Sunrise blue 16 12th January 2018


    Prayers of the faithful Epiphany

  • anti weapons demo 6th January 2018

    Peace Sunday – 14 January in England and Wales

    No one can be unaware of the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have been displaced and forced to leave their homes because of violence, war, trafficking and climate-related disasters , so it is no surprise that Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Migrants and Refugees – men and women seekers of peace,’ for his 2018 Peace Day message.

  • 100 Years Centenary Booklet FINAL 30.10.17 4th January 2018

    Columban Catholic People’s Week event ‘Sharing Gospel Joy’

    For over 70 years Catholic People’s Weeks (CPW) has been providing “holidays that make a difference”, where you’ll find food for thought, faith and friends. All the events offer engaging talks and activities, prayer and socialising, in a community setting.

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    Seafarers receive 2018 Columban calendar

    Fr Colum Kelly, the Apostleship of the Sea chaplain for Immingham Docks, has sent us some photos of seafarers receiving their 2018 Columban calendars.

  • Liam INterfaith seminar Nov 2017 29th December 2017

    PAKISTAN: Interfaith Harmony Seminar

    The following article is by Fr Liam O’Callaghan, a Columban based in Pakistan
    The Christian Study Center (CSC), Rawalpindi is celebrating 50 years of ministry, 1967-2017,

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    Reflections on Mission for January

    Week 1, Companions in Mission
    Week 2, Mission as Pilgrimage
    Week 3, Blessed Peacemakers
    Week 4, Missionaries as Dreamers

  • innkeeper-5X7-copy (web450) 1st December 2017

    Christmas Appeal 2017

    Father Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Birtain, sends Christmas greetings to our friends and supporters, and invites all to make room in their heart for the call of God’s mission.

  • December Cover 29th November 2017

    December Far East Out Now

    In the December Far East magazine we meet Columban co-worker Juan Carlos Garcia, Fr Cyril Lovett recalls the life and death of Columban Fr Tom Ellis and John M Leonard, a relative of Fr Timothy Leonard, reflects on his family history.

  • Columban Centenary -28 27th November 2017

    Sharing Gospel Joy in the Columban Centenary Year

    Columban Superior General, Fr Kevin O’Neill joined Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham and Fr Peter Hughes, Columban Regional Director in Britain to celebrate the opening of the Columbans Centenary Year in Britain on 25 November.

  • shay-cullen (web450) 14th November 2017

    Award for Irish Columban Fr Shay Cullen

    On 17th November 2017 in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, Irish Columban missionary, Fr Shay Cullen will receive the 2017 Martin Buber Plaque Award in recognition of his internationally acclaimed work on human rights


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Far East Magazine

December Cover

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

Voc For Jus winter 2017

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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Click here for a list of mission appeals, conferences and other events where Columban missionaries are involved in the near future.

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