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11th April 2017
On 8 April, Columbans joined a peacebus trip to Seongju in South Korea, the location of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Defence). Columban JPIC – including ordained, Columban lay missionaries and British coworker James Trewby
7th April 2017
A delegation of faith and indigenous leaders visited the United States in mid-March, to lobby for protection of the Amazon rainforest and the communities that live there.
7th April 2017
Whenever I pray the Stations of the Cross, and at the 6th station in particular, I always feel a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving to Saint Veronica. She handed her veil to Christ as he carried his cross up Calvary to his passion and death.
5th April 2017
Columban Aodh O’Halpin and Sr Margaret Healy are supporting a vigil next week, organised by Justice 4 Domestic Workers, to save an overseas Filipina worker facing execution in United Arab Emirates.
23rd March 2017
In the wake of unprecedented flooding in Peru, caused by exceptionally warm water in the Pacific Ocean fueling torrential rain along South America’s west coast, Columban missionaries working in the country report on their devastating impact.
15th March 2017
Walthamstow parish Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick, in the care of the Society of African Mission (SMA) was given the ‘Live simply’ parish award on 12 March. Columban JPIC worker Ellen Teague, an award assessor, presented the award.
14th March 2017
The Columban JPIC team, mission office and lay missionaries were represented at the gathering of 10,000 young people and their youth leaders at Flame 2017 at Wembley Arena, North London, on Saturday.
8th March 2017
On Sunday 5th March, the people of Blessed Robert Grissold parish in Balsall Common, Solihull, gave their usual warm welcome to the Columbans, who attended Mass and invited them to add their names to the Centenary Pilgrim Altar Cloth.
6th March 2017
Lay missionary Nathalie Marytsch explains how the Centenary Pilgrim Altar Cloth gives expression to the Columban story of mission beginning in China in 1918.
2nd March 2017
The Catholic Diocese of Hallam and the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield came together to host an ecumenical Study Day on Pope Francis’ encyclical on 25th February. A packed room at Sheffield’s Quaker Meeting House came away enthused
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