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  • fr-tom-oreilly-2012 2nd October 2015

    Thank you for your support

    Fr. Tom O’Reilly gives thanks for the tremendous response to the Columban September Appeal.  Your generous support provides great encouragement to Columbans working in Asia, Latin America and in Britain.  

  • jeju1 (450web) 30th September 2015

    No Naval Base on Jeju!

    It was one of the most unusual Masses I have experienced, and one of the most meaningful. The Eucharist was held in a small tent across from the main entrance of a construction site, concelebrating priests sat on

  • Jims-photo-Tom-Ryan 28th September 2015

    Pilgrimage prompts reflection on refugee crisis

    Fr Jim Fleming, based in Birmingham, works with asylum seekers. He recently took part in a ‘Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Saint Columban’ which journeyed across Europe to Bobbio in Italy, where Columban died in 615.  

  • SeanMcDonagh SSC 25th September 2015

    Laudato Si’ and Multinational Corporations

    The following is an extract of a talk given on 22 September at a Rome Seminar, ‘Laudato Si’: The Greening of the Church’. by fr. Sean McDonagh SSC

  • Ger  at Refugee Rally September 2015 2 22nd September 2015

    Rally for social change in Birmingham

    Last weekend, Gertrudes Samson, a Columban Lay Missionary from The Philippines, walked in solidarity with her ‘asylum seeker’ brothers and sisters at a rally in Birmingham.

  • ap166854861026 (web450) 22nd September 2015

    Columbans pray for Chilean earthquake victims

    HONG KONG, September 21, 2015. Columban missionaries in Chile are safe following the recent earthquake and tsunami. The General Council wishes to express its prayers and solidarity for the Chilean people

  • hands-600497_1280a (web450) 17th September 2015

    Faith and Creation: A Call to Mission

    All are invited to a day in Liverpool on 24th October to explore responses to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’.  Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC and Dominican John O’Connor OP will speak 

  • DSCN0095 Boarding School students affected by floods (web450) 15th September 2015

    School Devastated By Myanmar Floods

    Fr. Neil Magill has sent to us a heart-wrenching e-mail from Myanmar priest Fr. Noel, whose aspirations and hard work to provide an education for children in Hakha have been devastated by the recent flooding.

  • x-default 12th September 2015

    Columban Missionaries Offer ‘Concrete Hope’ in the Face of Refugee Crisis in Europe

    HONG KONG. Columban missionaries around the world are heartbroken and outraged by the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing Europe in the waves of refugees coming from the Middle East and Africa.

  • Creation Time 4th September 2015

    Creation Time 2015

    Following on from the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on 1 September, many Christian denominations across the world are celebrating Creation Time, running from 1 September to 4 October – the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.

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