News stories relating to Worldwide Columban Mission

  • 20170813_112238 20th August 2017

    Invitation to Mission in Pakistan Reflection No.3

    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.

  • Necita Fetalvero with parents pic (web450) 8th December 2016

    Parenting Parents: A Love Story

    Mary Joy Rile recounts her visit to the home of former Columban lay missionary Necita Fetalvero, where she discovered a resilient family and how Necita has embraced her new mission to care for her ageing and sick parents. 

  • Fr. Kevin O'Neill SSC Superior General 19th April 2016

    How the work of Columban Mission honours the memory of St Columban, Kevin O’Neill SCC

    Fr Kevin O’Neill is the Superior General of the Columban Missionaries. The following talk was given at Maynooth in Ireland on 30 November 2015.

  • WEB 450 Heat-Wave-Pakistan12-550x350 2nd July 2015

    Pakistan heatwave killing the poor and elderly

    Fr Liam is an Irish Columban priest based in Pakistan. He reports on the deaths there from a severe heatwave.

  • with the President of the Youth Club 18th July 2014


    Sr Isobel Loong was a member of the executive of Cultural Exchange with China about 8 years ago and has now retired to her home in Singapore. She still connects with China and sent the report below after her recent visit to China.

  • Columbans on Mission (web750) 8th May 2014

    ‘Columbans on Mission’ Book Praised

    Passionist priest Fr. Nicholas Postlethwaite CP describes Fr. Peter Woodruff’s new compilation book of Columban mission stories as “communion rooted… in today’s here and now”.

  • fr-shay-cullen-in-evacuation-centre-thumbnail 25th January 2014

    Thank you for your support

    Eleven weeks after the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Fr. Shay Cullen reports on how your generosity is supporting vital work in rehabiliting families and communities.

  • rene-boy-eramis-thumbnail 26th December 2013

    The Boys of Balay San Columbano

    Fr. Don Kill introduces us to the young people in the care of Balay San Columbano in Ozamiz in the Philippines. 

  • amina-nathaniel-paul-web2 23rd December 2013

    Thank you for your support

    On behalf of Columbans everywhere, we thank our supporters in Britain for their amazing response to our Christmas Appeal. 

  • barry-martin-thumbnail 17th November 2013

    Letter from the Philippines

    We have received the following letter from Fr. Pat O’Donoghue, Columban Director of the Philippine Region.