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Columban International Youth Encounter

Young people may appear to be less at risk from severe Covid-19 symptoms, but the pandemic has significantly disrupted their lives in other ways....

Columbans stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar

The world is still in shock at what happened in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 when the military declared a state of emergency and...

IFI to screen Columban footage to mark St Patrick’s Day

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) has selected a piece of Columban footage from the 1950s titled ‘Songs of the Emerald Isle’ to air on...

Korean Prayer for Reunification

“You have the wrong number. This is the North Korean embassy.” It was sometime in 1999 when I did my First Missionary Assignment (FMA) in...

A Dead Man Can’t Witness a Marriage

Fr Frank Hoare writes about an Indo-Fijian marriage ceremony he celebrated near the town of Savusavu in Vanua Levu, the second main island of...

Seminary Life During Lockdown

Lockdown changed life in the Philippines for Columban seminarian Jerry Lohera and spurred him to get planting fruit and vegetables to ease the stress....

Presentation of lifetime award to Fr Kevin O`Rourke

The award was presented by the President of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea to Fr Liam O’Keeffe on 10 December 2020 to mark Fr Kevin O’Rourke’s contribution to Korean literature. The award is made up of a citation and an inscribed memorial plaque. Fr Kevin O’Rourke sadly passed away in Seoul in October 2020. […]

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 […]