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World Mission Sunday 24th October

World Mission Sunday, the Pope’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support for the work of overseas mission and missionaries, is celebrated on Sunday...

China: Tribute to Fr Ignatius Cao Junliang killed in car crash

A mere five weeks ago I sat beside Fr Ignatius Cao Junliang at a wedding reception in Wuhan. Although it was my first time...

Columbans Launch Schools Competition on ‘21st Century Changemakers’

‘Anyone can make a difference: 21st Century Changemakers’ is the theme for the 2022 schools media competition launched by the Missionary Society of St...

A Life Lived on the Line to Save Others

Adapted from an obituary of Philip Noel Dunne by Columban Fr Pat O’Donoghue which was published in the Irish Times on 21 May 2021.  Philip...

Days of Light and Darkness in the Catholic Church

These are days of darkness and light for many in the Catholic Church, writes Columban missionary Fr Shay Cullen. The horrific exposes of clerical sexual...

Music – A Bridge Across Boundaries

Celebrating lockdown Mass in Hindi provided Fr Frank Hoare with an insight into music's ability to cross boundaries of culture and connect people. Fiji’s...

Columban Mission Ireland – Facing Challenges Through Covid

When you are facing a common challenge like Covid – it brings people together. Learn how the Columbans continued their mission during the pandemic. Read our Annual Report to learn more about our work:  SSC Annual Report 2021

Columbans featured on ‘Out & About’ radio programme

Dublin City FM is currently broadcasting a series of programmes featuring interviews with Columbans living in Ireland. ‘Out & About’ is presented by Paul Wright on Thursdays at 1pm on the Dublin station. Last week’s show (21 January), this week’s show (28 Jan) and the Thursday 4th February feature Fr Donie Hogan. Five further programmes […]