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  • Pentecost image (web450) 1st May 2018

    Pentecost Appeal 2018

    Fr. Peter Hughes reflects on our journey from Easter joy to becoming ‘Church’ at Pentecost, taking inspiration from the recent Invitation to Mission programme visit to Peru.

  • casa-del-nino-logo 30th April 2018

    An Integral Approach to Mission

    At Easter, a group from Britain visited St. Bernadette’s Children’s Centres in Lima, Peru. Here, Fr. Tony Coney (pictured below), who began the project, believes we are called to nurture and value the goodness in every child.

  • 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

  • IMG_1584 (web450) 4th January 2018

    Seafarers receive 2018 Columban calendar

    Fr Colum Kelly, the Apostleship of the Sea chaplain for Immingham Docks, has sent us some photos of seafarers receiving their 2018 Columban calendars.

  • innkeeper-5X7-copy (web450) 1st December 2017

    Christmas Appeal 2017

    Father Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Birtain, sends Christmas greetings to our friends and supporters, and invites all to make room in their heart for the call of God’s mission.

  • 20170601_091409 (web450) 4th July 2017

    With Love, from Lancashire Hill to Lima

    Who says that little people can’t make a difference?  Fr. John Boles shares the story of how an 11-year old girl from Stockport responded to the devastating flash floods that affected thousands of people in March 2017. 

  • Tomas King and Joti Centre Team (web450) 14th June 2017

    Joti Educational and Cultural Centre

    Fr Tomas King writes from Pakistan about his new appointment as director of the Joti Educational and Cultural Centre and the opportunities this provides. 

  • DSC_0713 (web450) 1st June 2017

    Update on violent outbreak in the Philippines

    Columban Fr. Vincent Busch writes from southern Mindanao on the continuing violence between the government and Maute terrorists and shares his fears for the Church and Subanen people he knows who are being held as hostages.

  • Reuters pic (web450) 23rd March 2017

    Columban response to ‘Devastating’ Floods in Peru

    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.

  • Flame2017HOPE (web450) 14th March 2017

    Columbans at Flame 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.