The Missionary Society of St Columban marks a very important milestone in 2018 when it commemorates 100 years since the Maynooth Mission to China was officially founded on 29 June 1918.

Primate recalls his cousin, Fr Eddie McColgan, who served in Fiji

The Primate of All Ireland paid tribute to the Columban missionaries last weekend in Armagh Cathedral highlighting the Society’s dedication to bringing the Good...

Newstalk documentary on Columban work in Pakistan

A radio documentary broadcast on Saturday 1 September 2018 on Newstalk explored the issue of bonded labour among the Christian minority in Pakistan. In the...

Columban Family at WMOF2018

The Columban family - priests, Sisters and lay missionaries - attended the World Meeting of Families pastoral congress at the RDS in Dublin from...

A Stranger and You Welcomed Me

Fr Mike O’Loughlin pays a personal tribute to the late Fr PJ McGlinchey who died earlier this year. The recent death of PJ McGlinchey brought...

Among the Urban Poor: Columban Youth Update

On Friday 6 July, we went were among the urban poor in Seoul. We visited both a soup kitchen and St Joseph’s clinic to...

The Start of the Adventure: Columban Youth Update

On the morning Tuesday 3 July the Columban Centennial Youth Mission Exposure was declared open in Seoul, South Korea by Fr Joseph Kang. This was...

Mary McAleese talks about the legacy of St Columbanus

Former President of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, discusses the relevance of St Columbanus today and his impact on the Founding Fathers of the European project. The reflection was part of a talk given to the Missionary Society of Columban in Dalgan Park, Navan on 29 June 2018 to mark the Society’s Foundation 100 years ago.

Fr Alo Connaughton recalls his work with the Far East

Former editor discusses the magazine’s contribution to reflecting the changing world and changing perceptions of mission over its 100 years of publication.  

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