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  • Calendar front cover 2017 31st December 2016

    Columban Calendar 2017

    A very Happy New Year to all our Columban friends and supporters.
    Copies of the popular Columban calendar 2017 are available from the Columban office.

  • fr-don-with-young-people-2-thumbnail 22nd December 2016

    Make that dream come true

    For millions of Filipinos, Christmas is a celebration of the family. They come together from around the world; they delight in the togetherness and sharing of respect. They honor the aged, they bless the children; they feed the hungry.

  • shay-cullen (web450) 16th December 2016

    Christian Values for All

    You don’t have to be a believing Christian to believe in the values of Christmas. They are universal. They uphold the human dignity and right of every human being irrespective of religion, race or status. Believer or not, Jesus of Nazareth whose birth we celebrate was a wise man

  • Necita Fetalvero with parents pic (web450) 8th December 2016

    Parenting Parents: A Love Story

    Columban friend Mary Joy Rile recounts her visit to the home of former Columban lay missionary Necita Fetalvero, where she discovered a resilient family and how Necita has embraced her new mission to care for her ageing and sick parents. 

  • holy-family (web450) 2nd December 2016

    Christmas Appeal 2016

    British Region Director Fr. Peter Hughes, in his Christmas Letter to Columban supporters, identifies with the hope in God’s promise of salvation that bore Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and beyond, in spite of great hardship.  Please support Columbans to journey with those in hardship today. 

  • Mauricio addressing the guests 30th November 2016

    Official opening of Fatima House

    Fatima House, a house for refugees in Birmingham, is a collaboration between Columbans in Britain and other Catholic organisations in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Since it opened in July 2016, it continues to thrive and now has eight women residing there temporarily.

  • Ray and Dick 29th November 2016

    Celebrating Columban Jubilees

    Peter Hughes, the regional director for the Columbans in Britain,is pictured here at the Columban’s Day celebrations in Solihull along with Richard Martin (left) and Ray Collier (right). Both priests are celebrating special jubilees as Columbans, Diamond (60th) and Golden (50th). Fr. Peter presented them both with gifts to mark their jubilee years.

  • Joseph-and-Mary (web 450) 28th November 2016

    Columban Resource for Advent 2016

    The Columban Mission Institute’s Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice in Australia has produced this Catholic Advent resource called “Lead Kindly Light” for the four Sundays in November and December 2016, commencing 27 November.

  • FaithsUNClimate 10th November 2016

    Columbans join Inter-Faith Statement to Morocco Climate talks

    The Columban missionaries have signed an inter-faith statement which will be presented to the COP22 climate talks, currently underway in Morocco. Superior General, Kevin O’Neill endorsed on behalf of the Society.

  • HebertLeaflet 10th November 2016

    Remembering trade unionist Hebert (Ever) Marin

    Aodh O’Halpin SSC and Sr Margaret Healy recently attended a commemoration service at Unite the Union in Holborn, London to remember Hebert (Ever) Marin. Ever was assassinated in Cali, Columbia in 1986.

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Far East

Far East Cover Sept 16

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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