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  • 100_1448 9th September 2014

    Columban Lay Mission Conference, Seoul 2014

    From 22nd June to 5th July of this year I represented the British region at the International Conference of Columban Lay Missionaries in Seoul, Korea.

  • lay missionaries at the conference 22nd July 2014

    Catholic MP blasts “awful” British immigration policy at J&P Conference

    “Many asylum seekers in Britain are at near destitute levels because the government doesn’t want to be seen to be soft on asylum seekers,” Sarah Teather MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, told the annual gathering of the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) on Sunday.

  • Jayjay, Award ceremony 28th April 2014

    Lay missionary completes Faith Guiding Course

    We congratulate Jonah Jane Enterina (Jayjay) a Columban lay missionary from the Philippines, who recently completed a Faith Guiding course in Birmingham.  In the award ceremony speech, Jayjay shared her experience the course.

  • clm-filipina-return 4th November 2013

    Welcome back to lay missionaries

    Three Filipina Columban lay missionaries – Ger, Jayjay and Rose – returned to Britain on 2 October to begin their second term as lay missionaries. Here, they share what led to their decision to return

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

    A Time To Be A Mother?

    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”.

  • Interfaith- cardinal Tauran 17th June 2013

    Columban missionaries meet Cardinal Tauran

    Fr Ray Collier SSC and lay missionaries Nathalie and Mauricio Silva recently met Cardinal Tauran, the Vatican’s senior official heading up the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

  • rose-ger-and-jayjay-with-offerings 27th May 2013

    Thank you to our lay missionaries

    On 21 May, many Columbans, lay and ordained and some co-workers, got together at Solihull for a thanksgiving celebration for the three years of service of three Columban lay missionaries who have been working in the Birmingham area of Sparkhill.

  • ger-lunch-club-4 11th March 2013

    My lunch date every Tuesday by Gertrudes Samson

    Gertrudes Samson  is  a Columban lay missionary from the Philippines  working in Birmingham.  Here she shares  her experience of working with the elderly in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

  • communitas-1edited 23rd January 2013

    Focus on Vulnerable Brings Faiths Together

    Mauricio Silva is a Columban Lay Missionary from Chile, working in Birmingham, and one of the  leaders for the Communitas project in Birmingham.

  • Rose and  Reem 19th January 2013

    My Inspiration by Rose Basada

    A Columban lay missionary in Birmingham pays tribute to an Iraqi asylum seeker who died suddenly in December.