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  • Holy Family 2nd December 2018

    Christmas Appeal 2018

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, draws inspiration from the recent canonisation of Oscar Romero for his Christmas message to the whole Columban family. 

  • Sun flare cross 14th December 2018

    Intercessions for the Third Sunday of Advent C

    Prayers for for the 3rd Sunday of Advent year C

  • Meeting the Jesus of Luke's Gospel 2 10th December 2018

    Free Online Course on ‘Luke’s Gospel’ by Columban Tom O’Reilly

    Fr  Tom O’Reilly  delivered   a  course  entitled   ‘ Meeting  the  Jesus  of  Luke’s  Gospel’   over the past  weeks  in  Birmingham.  The   sessions  were  very well  received  by  an  enthusiastic  crowd  who  gathered  every  Thursday for  five  weeks  at  St Anne’s RC Church  meeting room in Central  Birmingham.  THE COURSE  IS NOW  AVAILABLE  ONLINE  FOR FREE!

  • WP_20151128_010 (web450) 3rd December 2018

    COP24: Columbans call for meaningful action on global warming

    The Columban General Council, on the opening of the United Nations’ COP24 hosted in Katowice, Poland, is urging governments to take meaningful action that ensures global warming will not exceed 1.5 Celsius, including a rapid and just transition to clean, renewable, and sustainable energy use by all.

  • cross-celt 1st December 2018

    Reflections on Mission for December

    Week 1, Structural Sin
    Week 2, Challenging the Powers
    Week 3, Mission for the Life of the World
    Week 4, Future Mission

  • December 2018 Cover 27th November 2018

    December 2018 Far East Out Now

    In the December 2018 issue of the Far East we uncover the plight of children forced to scavenge on a rubbish dump, we appreciate a young girl’s efforts to help flood victims in Peru and we follow the journey of a migrant couple fleeing Cuba.

  • Tim Mulroy SSC 24th November 2018

    Greetings for the Feast of St Columban

    The new Columban Superior General, Fr. Tim Mulroy, sends greetings from Hong Kong for St Columban’s Day, 23 November, and marks the closing of the Columban Centenary Year.

  • Columbans at the NJPN Conference 24th November 2018

    Columbans support Justice and Peace Networking

    The National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales (NJPN) held its quarterly meeting at CAFOD’s London offices last Saturday. The Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) team was represented. 

  • img-San-Colombano (web450) 22nd November 2018

    Celebrate the life of St. Columban

    St. Columban is the patron of the Missionary Society of St. Columban and his feast day is the 23rd November. We invite you to celebrate his life and legacy, as we draw to a close a year of grace and thanksgiving for 100 years of Columban Mission.

  • adventcand51 (web450) 15th November 2018

    Pathways: Hope for the Journey

    The Columbans in Australia have produced this excellent resource for the Sunday of Advent 2018, called ‘Pathways: Hope for the Journey’.


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Far East Magazine

December 2018 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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