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.

“Our missionary call is rooted in baptism”

A message from our regional director, Fr Raymond Husband, published in the January/February 2019 issue of the Far East magazine. As we begin a New...

Update from Fr Liam O’Callaghan in Pakistan

Columban missionary Fr Liam O’Callaghan in Hyderabad in Pakistan has sent this update about the Columbans' work in 2018. Greetings to you from the ‘land...

100 native Irish trees planted in the grounds of Dalgan

To close the Columban Centenary Year (1918-2018) the Columban Ecological Institute in December planted 100 native Irish provenance trees within the grounds of Dalgan,...

Christmas Present for a Missionary

In the December issue of the Far East magazine, Fr Barry Cairns recalls one of the most delightful Christmas presents he ever received. In...

Advent at Fatima House

Columban lay missionary, Nathalie Marytsch reflects on Advent and suggests that the constant waiting in hope which the asylum seekers at Fatima House in...

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Fr Shay Cullen argues that the greatest violation of human rights in the world today is violence against women and girls. She was only 7...

Fr Donal O’Keeffe discusses life as a Columban missionary

An interview with Fr Donal O’Keeffe in which he talks about his reasons for joining the Columbans, his training in Dalgan and his life as a missionary in Korea.

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 […]

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