News stories relating to Cultural Exchange with China

  • cardinal-obrien-during-mass-at-the-njpn-conference 26th July 2012

    Cardinal celebrates ‘Cultural Exchange with China’

    Scotland’s Cardinal Keith O’Brien celebrated Columban work in China during his homily last weekend at the National Justice and Peace Conference on China. He said:

  • columban-group-with-cardinal-obrien 23rd July 2012

    “One Church” in China, says Scottish Cardinal

    “There is only one Church in China” a Chinese Catholic bishop once told Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, “and we are all members of that church”.

  • eamonn-obrien-with-the-lecturers-and-the-young-chinese-scholars 9th December 2011

    Forum on Catholic Studies for Young Chinese Scholars

    The fourth Forum for Young Chinese Scholars was held 5-8 December 2011 in Beijing with 65 participants – 15 more than the 2010 Forum. 78 scholars applied. The China Formation Committee of the Missionary Society of St Columban was very happy to be associated with this forum and Eamonn O’Brien SSC was present.

  • Fr. Eamonn O\'Brien with the Chinese students 5th October 2011

    Training of Spiritual Directors in China

    “At the present, many religious communities and seminaries are all need of qualified formators, in response to these needs; I think you should continue this program in order to provide opportunities to more participants to receive such kind of training.”

  • eamonruthphoto2 7th September 2011

    Would you like to teach in China?

    China Dreams? Are you dreaming of working in China? This could be your opportunity.

  • real-heroes-5-007 18th August 2011

    THE REAL HEROES. by Fr Eamonn O’Brien


    Fr Eamonn O’Brien, Director of Cultural Exchange with China, writes about the labourers underpinning China’s growth and development.

  • china-sd-team 5th August 2011

    Columbans support Formation in China

    Columbans support Formation in China
    Eamonn O’Brien

    The China Formation Committee of the Society of St. Columban has participated in a month-long course providing Spiritual Direction training in China. Working alongside UK-based Loyola Hall and the Archdiocese of Beijing, the course was held 3-29 July 2011 at the Diocesan Seminary in Beijing. Columban Eamonn O’Brien, Director of Cultural Exchange with China, was the Course Director and Jesuit Paul Nicholson the Course Tutor.

  • On 28 May 2011 Chinese student Thomas Yilun Cai participated in the Masters Graduation ceremony of Oxford University and came a step nearer to fulfilling his dream of “promoting Christian studies in the Chinese academic world”. His studies were supported by CEC and Fr Eamonn O’Brien, CEC’s diretor, attended the ceremony. 27th June 2011

    Cultural Exchange with China celebrates 10 years.

    Cultural Exchange with China (CEC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and around 40 people attended this year’s AGM on 14 May at Vaughan House, Westminster.