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  • Faiths Forum 14th August 2018

    Solihull Faiths Forum meets at Saint Columban’s

    Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Nicholas Henry Bourne), Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Wales Office, and Minister for Faith, visited Saint Columban’s in Solihull on 7 August to attend a meeting of the Solihull Faiths’ Forum.

  • IMG-20180616-WA0002 20th June 2018

    Fatima House Open Day 2018: Celebrating Two years of hospitality in Birmingham

    Mauricio Silva, Columban IRD and Fatima House Coordinator, writes about the second anniversary of Fatima House, a project which offers accommodation to destitute female asylum seekers.

  • 20180603_221127 17th June 2018

    Welcome & Worship in Holy Month of Ramadan

    As part of his Interreligious Dialogue engagement, Columban Faith in Action volunteer Jack Edwards spent the last month visiting mosques of different traditions in Birmingham. Here he writes about the welcome he received and how the experience of other faiths affected his prayer life.

  • IMG-20180406-WA0009 8th April 2018

    Invitation to mission, Peru 2018

    Mishel, from Ireland, tells us what the invitation to mission group, spending ten days in Lima, Peru did yesterday. Watch this space for more missionary experiences.

  • IMG-20180331-WA0005 2nd April 2018

    Invitation to mission programme, Peru 2018

    A small group from this country and Ireland is spending Easter in Lima, Peru on a missionary experience. Here Sophie C from London shares some of the group’s journey.

  • IMG-20180329-WA0013 29th March 2018

    British/Irish Invitation To Mission Group Visits Columban Mission in Peru

    A group comprising of Columban co-workers, a lay missionary, a Faith in Action volunteer and Columban friends in Britain and Ireland have embarked on a 10-day journey to Lima, Peru

  • Columban Catholic People’s Weekend 20th February 2018

    Columban Catholic People’s Weekend

    A Columban team led the first Catholic People’s Weeks event of 2018 inspired by their centenary year theme ‘Sharing Gospel Joy’. It was a weekend event from 16-18 February at Boars Hill Carmelite Priory near Oxford

  • Liam INterfaith seminar Nov 2017 29th December 2017

    PAKISTAN: Interfaith Harmony Seminar

    The following article is by Fr Liam O’Callaghan, a Columban based in Pakistan
    The Christian Study Center (CSC), Rawalpindi is celebrating 50 years of ministry, 1967-2017,

  • IMG-20170916-WA0057 (2) 18th September 2017

    Archbishop Bernard Longley Visits Fatima House to Celebrate its 1st Anniversary

    On 16th September the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, visited Fatima House to share dinner with the residents, volunteers and representatives of the Columban missionaries and Father Hudson’s Care.

  • IMG-20151007-WA0018 8th October 2015

    Something Good

    On Saturday 3rd October, 2015 Columban lay missionary Nathalie Marytsch, accompanied a Chinese group of women she supports to participate in the Something Good event outside St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham.