What the Columbans do

Nearly 700 Columban missionaries – including priests, seminarians and lay missionaries – currently work in 15 countries in Asia, North and Latin America, Oceania and Europe.
Columban missionaries cross boundaries of country, language and culture to evangelise and to promote dialogue between Christians and those of other religious faiths. Interchange of personnel between local Churches is also faciliated.

Solidarity with the poor and commitment to the integrity of creation are essential elements of our missionary commitment. We often find ourselves working with and accompanying people who are suffering great injustices. We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ demands that his individual followers and the Church challenge the scandals of poverty and violence.