News stories relating to Columban Lay Mission
11th March 2013
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.
23rd January 2013
Mauricio Silva is a Columban Lay Missionary from Chile, working in Birmingham, and one of the leaders for the Communitas project in Birmingham.
19th January 2013
A Columban lay missionary in Birmingham pays tribute to an Iraqi asylum seeker who died suddenly in December.
7th September 2012
Mauricio Silva, a Chilean Columban lay missionary in Birmingham, reports on a talk he attended given by prominent peace campaigner, Fr John Dear SJ.
6th July 2012
Here a Columban lay missionary, based in Birmingham, reflects on the passage of the Olympic torch relay through her neighbourhood on 1 July.
4th February 2012
Columban lay missionary Mauricio Silva, from Chile, shares his thoughts and reflections on a day conference he attended in Birmingham, ‘Engaging with Muslims’. It highlights the issue of interfaith dialogue in Birmingham, where several Columban lay missionaries are based.
15th January 2012
On Thursday 12 January, we – Nathalie Marytsch and Mauricio Silva - attended a lunch-time meeting with Bishop David Urquhart, the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, and the Director of Interfaith Relations for the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham. The attendees were representatives of various missionary groups, churches and agencies which engage in interfaith work across the city of Birmingham. Of course, we represented Columban Lay Mission.
13th January 2012
This reflection by a Filipina lay missionary – Jonah Jane Enterina or ‘JayJay’, who is based in Birmingham - has been written in gratitude to the year that was 2011. “I find the act of looking back very important” she says “for it is an invitation to pause and see how the Lord has blessed us with so many graces that inspire each one of us to go on and persevere in His Call to Mission”.
23rd November 2011
Columban lay missionaries explain their work at an ecumenical service. By Nathalie Marytsch and Mauricio Silva
The following talk was given by Chilean lay missionaries at the annual service of Churches Together in Dorridge & Knowle on 20 November 2011. It was held at St George’s and St. Teresa Church, Dorridge.
30th June 2011
Gertrudes Samson, a Columban Lay Missionary from The Philippines, shares her experience working alongside asylum seekers at St Chad’s Sanctuary, Birmingham.