Blogs and Articles

Blogs and articles from Britain and around the world written by Columban missionaries and people experiencing Columban mission, covering the broad range of Columban mission themes.

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  • SCL 25th September 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Chile. Reflection No 6

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    Helen Dufficy,  from the Columban offices in Solihull, shares here her reflections on the experience of the invitation to mission programme in Chile.

  • Sept Cover thumbnail 1st September 2017

    September/ October 2017 Far East Out Now

    by Katie Fitzpatrick

    In the latest edition of the Far East Fr Shay Cullen highlights how child brides are used as a cover for cultural paedophilia, the Subanen craft project unveil their latest hand crafted Christmas card design, and Fr Tomas King recalls his last good-bye to a one week old baby girl.

  • ColClimate 31st August 2017

    Season of Creation begins on 1 September

    by Katie Fitzpatrick

    Thousands of events to celebrate the Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on 1 September and the beginning of the Season of Creation have been recorded by the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

  • La Ligua 1 28th August 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Chile. Reflection No7

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    John Waddoups shares here his reflections on the invitation to mission programme while the group is finishing their 10 day journey in Chile.

  • Iquique 3 24th August 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Chile . Reflections No 4,5

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    Gerry Young and Aisling Griffin share here their reflections on the invitation to mission programme while the group continues its 10 day journey in Chile.

  • Puente Alto 22nd August 2017

    Invitation to mission in Chile. Reflections No.3

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    Irene Prentice from Bath shares her experiences and reflections as the group continues its journey in Chile.

  • IMG-20170819-WA0230 21st August 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Pakistan: Final Day Reflection

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    A small group from this country is spending a few days in Pakistan on a learning experience. Here Mauricio Silva,  Columban  Inter Religious  Dialogue  Coordinator, shares some reflections of the group’s journey.

  • 2017-08-12 07.35.43 21st August 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Pakistan Reflection Day 6

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    A small group from this country is spending a few days in Pakistan on a learning experience. Here Henrietta Cullinan, one one the participants, shares some reflections of the group’s journey

  • 20170813_112238 20th August 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Pakistan Reflection No.3

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    A small group from this country is spending a few days in Pakistan on a learning experience. Here Ann Wilson, one one the participants, shares some reflections of the group’s journey.

  • Shari 19th August 2017

    Invitation to mission in Chile. Reflections No.2

    by Nathalie Marytsch

    A museum of horror or a park of peace? This is the question, Shari Brown from Birmingham, starts her reflections with as the group continues its journey in Chile.