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

  • Far East Jan/ Feb 16 Cover 29th January 2016

    January/ February Far East 2016

    The cover of the latest edition of the Far East magazine features Patrick O’Dwyer as he experiences life in a missionary context in Fiji and the Philippines. He talks of his experiences living with Columban priests from his home country Ireland

  • Jan12Laudato_si2 12th January 2016

    Laudato Si’ Resources and Links for PARISHES and SCHOOLS

    Laudato Si’
    Resources and Links for PARISHES and SCHOOLS

  • Mission Awareness team 7th January 2016

    Mission Appeals in Westminster Archdiocese

    During 2016 the Columban missionaries will be appealing in the Archdiocese of Westminster, as well as visiting some deaneries in Scotland.

  • Anna-lobbying-on-climate-change 6th January 2016

    Reflections on Laudato Si’ for those who walk with the young

    One of my highlights of the last weeks was sitting with a group of secondary school teachers, reading and discussing extracts from the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’. It was great to hear their enthusiasm and to share in the challenges and encouragement the document presents to those who work with the young.

  • Columban missionaries at a peace event to highlight military spending 6th January 2016

    Peace Sunday – 17th January

    Peace Sunday 2016 will be celebrated on 17 January. The theme from Pope Francis is ‘Overcome indifference and win peace’.

  • bgilmoreimage 17th December 2015

    A reflection for International Migrants Day – 18 December by Bobby Gilmore SSC

    Columban priest Bobby Gilmore is a founding member of the Dublin-based Migrants Rights Centre Ireland.   

  • Fr. Peter Hughes SSC 11th December 2015

    New Director for the Columbans in Britain

    The new Columban Director in Britain is Fr Peter Hughes. Peter was born in Co. Galway, Ireland in 1951. He studied for the priesthood in St. Columban’s Seminary in Dalgan Park, Co. Meath, Ireland, and was ordained priest in April, 1977.

  • GI06PntW0jMUJZdtG8h_soI4hQ4WyKv8U8lqShbFpjg (web450) 3rd December 2015

    Columbans at work in parishes

    At the National Evangelisation Conference in July, the Columbans shared some examples of their mission experience in parishes in Fiji, Chile, Pakistan, Peru and Britain, in which lay people play a pivotal role.

  • 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.

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 Jan/ Feb 16 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 Just spring 2016

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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