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  • flag-text-web-version_1_orig (web450) 19th October 2018

    Remembrance through peacemaking

    The commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War 1 (WW1) is being marked by the Columban missionaries in the latest issue of their Vocation for Justice newsletter, which is devoted to remembrance through peacemaking.

  • Sunrise 16 12th October 2018

    Intercessions for the 28th Sunday

    Prayers for the 28th Sunday

  • 2018 winners on the theme ' Migrants are our neighbours' 4th October 2018

    NEW! Schools Journalism Competition 2019

    Marking the Feast of St Francis and following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Columban Schools Journalism competition, the Columbans have launched a 2019 competition with the title: ‘The Challenge of Climate Change’.

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    Reflections on Mission for October

    Week 1, Mission in Weakness
    Week 2, Listening and Learning
    Week 3, Right Relationship
    Week 4, Christian Comfort

  • Fr Tim Mulroy SSC (web450) 26th September 2018

    New Columban Superior General

    As the Missionary Society of St Columban embarks on its second century, it has chosen Irishman, Fr Tim Mulroy from Co Mayo as its new Superior General.

  • IMG-20170819-WA0139 (web450) 24th September 2018

    Invitation to Mission Programme 2019

    The Columbans are now inviting applications for participation in the 2019 ‘Invitation to Mission Programme’ programme, visiting the Philippines during Holy Week 2019.


    September Appeal 2018

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, reflects on how our encounters with people ‘on the margins’ of society, away from ‘the centre ground that we occupy in our lives’, can lead us ‘to discover God’. Columbans are called daily to ‘places where differences meet’.

  • DSCN9409 (web350) 3rd September 2018

    LISTEN! ‘Bonded Slavery’ radio documentary

    Columban missionaries Fr. Tomas King and Fr Liam O’Callaghan are the main feature in a Newstalk radio documentary on bonded slavery in the Sindh province of Pakistan.

  • Sept October 2018 Cover (pic only) 3rd September 2018

    September/ October Far East Out Now

    In the September/ October edition of the Far East, Fr Tomas King’s relatives visit Mirpurkhas in Pakistan, Fr Willie Lee discusses finding his Columban vocation and we pay tribute to the modest hero Fr PJ McGlinchey.

  • cross-celt 1st September 2018

    Reflections on Mission for September

    Week 1, Communing with God in Nature
    Week 2, Alienation
    Week 3, Inter-Religious Dialogue
    Week 4, Human Trafficking


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Centenary Mass of Thanksgiving 30th June 2018
The Dream and the Journey, A Century of Mission

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Far East Magazine

September October 2018 (full cover)

A Columban Publication that reports on the work of Columban Missionaries, seeking spiritual and material support for our Missions around the world.

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Vocation for Justice Magazine


Vocation for Justice is produced by the Columban Justice and Peace (JPIC) team in Britain covering a wide range of issues including Environmental Justice, Patenting Life, Migrants, Mining and UK Poverty.

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Dates for your diary


Click here for a list of mission appeals, conferences and other events where Columban missionaries are involved in the near future.

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