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  • 140x105 9th February 2019


    Prayers for Sunday Mass

  • 140x105 29th January 2019

    Forgotten People, Forgotten Places

    The Spring 2019 issue of Vocation for Justice is now available. And it takes the general theme of ‘Forgotten People, Forgotten Places’. The cover of the newsletter – a photo of an indigenous family was taken by Columban Colin McLean, who works in Brazil with marginalised groups.

  • 140x105 9th January 2019

    Annual Report of the Society of St. Columban

    The Annual Report of the Society is now available for download

  • Columban100th-4498 (web450) 1st January 2019

    Happy New Year!

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, welcomes all our friends and supporters to a new year of mission and invites God’s blessing on all that we are called to do.

  • ColClimate (cropped) (web450) 23rd December 2018

    A Gift for the Earth

    The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), which counts the Columbans as one of its supporters, has produced a Christmas Calendar which invites us to pray, reflect and take action for the care of the Earth, our common home.

  • 03 Fr. Peter Hughes, Regional Director (cropped) (web450) 21st December 2018

    Thank you for your support

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, expresses his thanks to all our Columban friends and supporters and especially those who have responded to our Christmas Letter and Appeal.

  • Columban Cal 2019 LO RES (FRONT COVER) (web450) 17th December 2018

    Columban Calendar 2019

    The Columban Calendar 2019 has been widely circulated during November and December. However, we do have a few spare copies, so if you can suggest a group, charity or organisation that could help find a good home for them, please get in touch.

  • Meeting the Jesus of Luke's Gospel 2 10th December 2018

    Free Online Course on ‘Luke’s Gospel’

    Fr Tom O’Reilly recently delivered a course in Birmingham entitled ‘Meeting the Jesus of Luke’s Gospel’.  THE COURSE IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE!

  • WP_20151128_010 (web450) 3rd December 2018

    COP24: Columbans call for meaningful action on global warming

    The Columban General Council, on the opening of the United Nations’ COP24 hosted in Katowice, Poland, is urging governments to take meaningful action that ensures global warming will not exceed 1.5 Celsius, including a rapid and just transition to clean, renewable, and sustainable energy use by all.

  • Holy Family 2nd December 2018

    Christmas Appeal 2018

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, draws inspiration from the recent canonisation of Oscar Romero for his Christmas message to the whole Columban family. 


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December 2018 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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