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A dentist is called to priesthood with the Columbans

Sharing my vocation story stirs up mixed feelings within me. On the one hand I think of a vocation as something personal and sacred,...

Columban Ministry to Haitians in Chile

Bon jou mesye - Good day, Sir. Bonswa madam - Good evening, Madam. Koman ou ye - How are you doing? Mèsi - Thank you. Tanpri mon amour...

Memorial plaque to commemorate Andrea in Peru

A memorial plaque commemorating Andrea Xiomara Alvarez Rojas will be officially unveiled at the Manuel Duato Special Needs School in Peru on the Feast...

Finding God during our times of confinement

Fr Paul Glynn is the Regional Director of the Columbans in the Philippines. He has drawn on his experience of confinement some years ago...

Fr Shay Cullen reflects on the new encyclical Fratelli Tutti

Can humanity ever be united in doing good, asks Fr Shay Cullen.   Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti - ‘Brothers and Sisters All’ is...

First Columban Mission to China 1920

One hundred years ago the first Columbans arrived in China. Fr Neil Collins recalls the challenges they faced in places like Hanyang – “a...

Columbans publish bonus episode on biodiversity: ‘The Death of Life’

The Columban Centre for Advocacy and Outreach has produced a bonus episode of the ‘Jubilee for the Earth’ series on biodiversity. It highlights select passages from ‘The Death of Life: The Horror of Extinction’ by Columban priest and eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh. Fr McDonagh’s work on biodiversity has had a wide reach – most notably, […]

Bonus podcast on biodiversity: ‘The Death of Life’

The Columban Centre for Advocacy and Outreach has produced a bonus episode of the ‘Jubilee for the Earth’ series on biodiversity. It highlights select passages from ‘The Death of Life: The Horror of Extinction’ by Columban priest and eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh. Fr McDonagh’s work on biodiversity has had a wide reach – most notably, […]