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  • Visit to a mosquecropped 12th July 2016

    Invitation to Mission in Britain US Delegation

    Extracts from the blogs of 10 Columban co-workers and supporters from the US who visited Britain 3-10 July 2016. They were based at St. Columbans in Solihull.

  • luda1 (web450) 1st July 2016

    I have chosen Love

    Luda, a Columban Lay Missionary from the Philippines assigned to Korea, reflects on her experience of cross cultural mission and how love has shaped her journey.

  • IMG_0182 (web450) v2 18th May 2016

    What Columban supporters did next

    From book barrows to breakfasts, parachute jumps to pilgrimages, some Columban supporters are not content to receive the Far East magazine and send a donation.  What could you do?

  • CycloneWinston3 (web450) 1st May 2016

    Strength and tenderness

    Following the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston on 20-21 February, Fr. Sean Coyle reflects on the importance of the family, especially grandparents, and of passing on the Christian faith in times of adversity. 

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    Columbans at work in parishes

    At the National Evangelisation Conference in July, the Columbans shared some examples of their mission experience in parishes in Fiji, Chile, Pakistan, Peru and Britain, in which lay people play a pivotal role.

  • egypt (web) 1st December 2015

    Christmas Appeal 2015

    In his final letter to Columban supporters as Regional Director in Britain, Fr. Tom O’Reilly finds parallels between the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and the plight of migrants seeking safety and freedom in Europe.  

  • fr-tom-oreilly-2012 2nd October 2015

    Thank you for your support

    Fr. Tom O’Reilly gives thanks for the tremendous response to the Columban September Appeal.  Your generous support provides great encouragement to Columbans working in Asia, Latin America and in Britain.  

  • IMG_2080 (web450)v2 1st September 2015

    September Appeal 2015

    Fr. Tom O’Reilly, Columban Regional Director in Britain, shares his experience of being a part of Proclaim ’15 at the National Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham and the role of mission in the new vision that Pope Francis is bringing

  • x-default 10th July 2015

    Columbans at Proclaim ’15

    The Columbans in Britain are sharing their experience of evangelisation in Britain and in other countries with delegates at the National Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham on Saturday 11th July.

  • laying on of hands all saints bingley (web450) 2nd May 2015

    Pentecost Appeal 2015

    Fr. Tom O’Reilly, Regional Director for Britain, writes to supporters about the recent short-term mission experience of seven Columban associates on the US-Mexico border and their growing awareness of the Spirit breaking into our world.