As a Columban Sister

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The Columban Sisters Leadership Team elected in 2017

After the first Columban priests went to China, the need for women who would be inspired by the same vision became clear.

In 1922, just 4 years after the founding of the Society of St. Columban, the first group of women who were later to become the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban came together to begin their training.

The ‘Congregation of Sisters’ was founded by Fr John Blowick and Frances Moloney (later known as Mother Mary Patrick). In 1926 the first group of sisters set out for China.

Later the Sisters would go to the Philippines, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan and South America. The Columban Sisters are inspired to share the Good News of God’s love and compassion with all people.

In Britain today, Columban Sisters are involved with refugees and asylum seekers, food banks, prison visiting, a spirituality centre, parish and ecumenical ministry.

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Meet the Columbans

Columban sisters

The Columban Sisters are a congregation of missionary religious women whose commitment to God leads them to cross boundaries of culture, language and belief to proclaim the Good News of Jesus in today's world.