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.

Blogs and Articles by Gertrudes Samson


  • Ger with a child at the creche in Lady Pool 12th August 2013

    A Time To Be A Mother?

    by Gertrudes Samson

    The Bible says: “For everything there is appointed season for everything there is a time under heaven”. When I was a child I told my mother, “Mum, when I grow up I would like to have many children, a big family like what you and father have”.

  • St Chad's 14th August 2012

    United through the Gift of Art

    by Gertrudes Samson

    Here a Filipina lay missionary, based in Birmingham, shares her experience of a ‘Recycled Craft’ Session with asylum seekers and refugees. Gertrudes Samson saw the session, offered as part of a holiday scheme at St Chad Sanctuary, as an opportunity to integrate creative work with simple advocacy for the Integrity of Creation. She writes: