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Fr Thomas Yu’s “shining example” recalled at Cemetery Sunday

At this year’s Cemetery Sunday Mass in Dalgan Park, vice director of the Columbans in Ireland, Fr Gerard Neylon, spoke on the theme of...

Columban ecological work in Pakistan

Fr Liam O'Callaghan is the Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Coordinator in Pakistan. He writes about ecological work in Pakistan in...

Family of Fr James Fitzpatrick gather to remember his mission

Fr Neil Collins recalls a pioneering Columban missionary in Burma. Fr James Fitzpatrick, born in Ballynahinch, Co Down on 11 December 1913, died in Burma...

Lenten Reflection by Fr Sean Dwan: Fast and Breakfast

Several years ago, on my first visit to Pakistan I made a big social blunder. A Muslim acquaintance arranged to meet me after breakfast,...

Aasia Bibi – Free at Last

Columban missionary Fr Liam O'Callaghan, who lives in Pakistan, writes about the case of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy. On 29...

A Dream and a Reason to Live

Virgenia O. Vidad runs the Pedalling to Live project which was set up by Columban missionary Fr Oliver McCrossan. She relates how the project...

Fr John Boles talks about his vocation story

Born on St Columban’s day and baptised by a Columban missionary, Fr John Boles talks about his calling to missionary priesthood and his work in Peru and Chile for 25 years.

Documentary ‘Ireland’s Unsung Hero’ Broadcast On Midwest Radio

Fr Malachy Smyth has produced a radio documentary on a little known link between Ireland and China which involved Michael Davitt, the Father of the Land League. ‘Ireland’s Unsung Hero’ is presented by documentary-maker Brian Kenny and produced by Fr Malachy. The programme explores the influence and connections between Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen and Michael […]