Columbans cross boundaries and help bring life to the full in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Britain. Please helps us respond to the call of mission. Thank you.

Latest News, Blogs & Articles

  • egypt (web) 1st December 2015

    Christmas Appeal 2015

    In his final letter to Columban supporters as Regional Director in Britain, Fr. Tom O’Reilly finds parallels between the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and the plight of migrants seeking safety and freedom in Europe.  

  • Emmanuel Trocino (web450) 1st December 2015

    The Experience That Changed My Life

    Emmanuel Trocino, a Columban seminarian from the Philippines, writes about his experiences of life and faith in Peru, his first missionary assignment in another country.

  • stdenisbannerteam2 30th November 2015

    Stepping out like Pope Francis.

    Julia Corcoran writes: I have had the privilege to spend the last three days in Paris as one of the Columban JPIC delegates. We’ve come to Paris this week due to the UN COP21. The aim of the conference is to create a global agreement on how to tackle climate change.

  • Far East Dec Cover thumbnail 27th November 2015

    December 2015 Far East Out Now

    In the latest issue of the Far East a group of indigenous Filipions express their version of the Christmas story through art. Fr Tim Mulroy describes an encounter with a homeless man and his heartfelt plea to be remembered by his name.

  • ParisbannerTeam 27th November 2015

    Why are Columban priests and lay workers heading to Paris?

    Fr Charles Rue asks Why are Columban priests and lay workers heading to Paris?

  • St Col (450) 23rd November 2015

    St. Columban’s Day in Myanmar

    Today is the Feast of St. Columban and Columban missionaries around the world are gathering to celebrate together the life and works of the Society’s patron saint, who died exactly 1400 years ago.  Our first report comes from Myanmar

  • Julia and Rose 20th November 2015

    Visit to Columban Lay Missionaries

    Julia Corcoran,  spent a week with Columban Lay Missionaries from Chile and the Philippines, working in Britain.

  • PMU Laudato si Book Launch 1 13th November 2015

    Laudato Si’ available in Urdu

    An Urdu translation of Laudato Si’ with commentary was launched in Pakistan on 8 November. Irish Columban Liam O’Callaghan was present at the event, which also promoted a new interfaith book on environmental concerns.

  • fr-peter-hughes-and-ellen-teague-at-the-3-december-climate-march 13th November 2015

    Columban missionaries call for a strong climate agreement in Paris

    With just over two weeks to go to the UN Climate Conference in Paris, the Columban General Council joins Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’, faith leaders and millions of people around the world in calling for just and legally binding agreements by governments to limit human-induced carbon emissions which are changing Earth’s climate.

  • the three speakers and John Battle in the parish peace garden 9th November 2015

    Leeds Diocese ‘Climate Change’ Conference

    The Leeds Justice and Peace Day on Saturday was opened by the Chair of the Justice and Peace Commission, John Battle, who reflected that the Commission has been highlighting the Church’s social teaching for 40 years, and its current campaigns are: ‘Poverty in the UK’, ‘Palestine’, and ‘Climate Change’.

Who We Are

We are a group of ordained and lay missionaries, who see ourselves being called to be a missionary presence in Britain, encouraging and listening to the local Church in its efforts to reach out beyond its boundaries for the sake of the Good News of Jesus Christ. More







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Far East

Far East Dec 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


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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Dates for your diary


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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