Blogs and Articles
Blogs and articles written by Columban missionaries covering the broad range of Columban mission.
Latest Blogs and Articles
23rd March 2016
As part of the group that is spending Holy week in El Paso, Julia Corcoran, the ‘Faith in Action volunteer’ reflects on the role each of us play as part of the many different crisis’ around the world.
29th February 2016
Wonu Salau is a teacher based in London. In this article she shares her experience of the first of two preparation weekends for a small group of people getting ready for a learning visit to the Columban works around the USA/Mexico border this Easter
6th January 2016
One of my highlights of the last weeks was sitting with a group of secondary school teachers, reading and discussing extracts from the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’. It was great to hear their enthusiasm and to share in the challenges and encouragement the document presents to those who work with the young.
11th October 2015
Archbishop Bernard Longley mentions the Columbans’ work among refugee and asylum seekers in his most recent Pastoral Letterby Nathalie Marytsch
The following Pastoral Letter from the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, was appointed to be read in all of the Churches and Chapels of the Diocese on 10/11 October
6th August 2015
The Columbans and CYMFed are seeking to appoint a ‘Faith in Action Graduate Volunteer’. This will be a year of personal development and growth, putting faith into action in justice and peace education and in supporting
2nd November 2014
Columbans in the UK gathered last week for their annual education conference, at which two speakers were invited to share their reflections on contextual issues affecting life and mission in Britain today.
18th October 2014
It was a blessing and privilege for me to participate in the Rome opening of celebrations to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columban. The Irish saint is the patron of the Missionary Society of St Columban.
19th September 2014
On 23 September, 120 world leaders – including Prime Minister David Cameron – will meet for an historic climate change summit in New York.
12th June 2014
As the World Cup begins and with the feast of Pentecost still fresh in our hearts and minds, Fr. Tom O’Reilly compares the heightened interest among supporters in the fortunes of their country to the first Pentecost.
28th April 2014
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.