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Let’s Walk Together to Cleenish Island

We are inviting people to take part in a one-day pilgrim walk to Cleenish Island’s Columbanus site. St Columbanus came to Cleenish Island as a...

Celebrating Mass for an Olympic hero

It's not every day a member of your parish brings home a gold Olympic medal, writes Columban missionary Fr Pat Colgan from Fiji.  I was...

Anniversary Mass for Fr Rufus Halley in Butlerstown

Mass was celebrated on Sunday 5th September 2021 in Butlerstown parish, Co Waterford to mark the 20th anniversary of the killing of former parishioner,...

“Bombed but never Broken”

Deep in the industrial heartland of northern England, Fr John Boles encountered a parish with a remarkable tale to tell.  "Every picture tells a story",...

Acts of the Apostles: Vision for a Synodal Church

Where is the Spirit leading the Church? That is the underlying question in the Acts of the Apostles according to Fr Tom O’Reilly, who...

Reflections from our Columban seminarians: John Naw Graung

John Naw Graung from Myanmar is a Second Year Pre-Theology student at the Loyola School of Theology (LST) in Manila. For me, being part of...

Honouring Fr Rufus Halley

On 28th August 2001, Fr Rufus Halley, a Columban missionary from Co Waterford was murdered in Malabang in the Philippines in a failed kidnap attempt. He is remembered by his colleagues and family 20 years later for his faith, welcoming smile and as a peace-maker among Christian and Muslim communities.

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 […]