Columbans in Britain and around the world work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Please help us to continue this work.

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  • RoseReadingRomeColumban 18th October 2014

    Columban’s Day in Rome 2014 by Rose Basada

    It was a blessing and privilege for me to participate in the Rome opening of celebrations to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columban. The Irish saint is the patron of the Missionary Society of St Columban.

  • columbankevin 15th October 2014

    1400th anniversary of Saint Columban’s death

    Last Sunday, Cardinal Seán Brady, retired archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, was the Principal Celebrant at Mass at the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, marking the 1400th anniversary of the death of Saint Columbanus.

  • fr-tom-oreilly-2012 8th October 2014

    Thank you for September Appeal response

    Thank you for your amazing response to our September Appeal 2014!  Fr. Tom O’Reilly, Regional Director, writes to you all and shares our recent encounters with the Fijian Catholic Community in the UK,

  • VOC_Autumn_2014header 1st October 2014

    Autumn 2014 Vocation for Justice

    The Autumn 2014 newsletter of the Columban JPIC Team (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) focuses on Peacemaking.

  • Columban Logo (full colour) with text v2 (web450)(2) 26th September 2014

    Join the Mission Office Team

    We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated and flexible Administration Officer to support the Columban Missionaries in Britain as we begin a new phase in our development towards and beyond our centenary year in 2018.

  • Liam O'Callaghan 2 (web450) 26th September 2014

    Fulfillment of a Dream

    On Sunday 30th of March 2014, the dream of the people of Haloki in Pakistan was finally realized when Dar-ul-Baseerat was officially opened.  Fr Liam O’Callaghan was there and bore witness to what your support has helped to achieve.

  • Ellen Teague and James Trewby of Columban JPIC with others at the London march 23rd September 2014

    Columbans join in worldwide climate marches

    From New York to London, Mumbai to Sydney – more than 700,000 people across 161 countries took to the streets in 2,700 events on Sunday, to call for strong action at the historic climate summit of world leaders in New York on 23 September.

  • Columbans support \'The Wave\' climate march in December 2009. 19th September 2014

    People’s Climate March – for our common future

    On 23 September, 120 world leaders – including Prime Minister David Cameron – will meet for an historic climate change summit in New York.

  • Pakistan boys (web750) 12th September 2014

    Your Support for Education in Pakistan

    Fr. Tomas King in Pakistan reports on how gifts from Columban benefactors in Britain are helping children and young people of the Parkari Kohli tribal people to receive an education.

  • 100_1448 9th September 2014

    Columban Lay Mission Conference, Seoul 2014

    From 22nd June to 5th July of this year I represented the British region at the International Conference of Columban Lay Missionaries in Seoul, Korea.

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Far East UK Sept Oct2014

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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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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