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.

Archbishop Neary sings the praises of Columbans in Belcarra

“The spirit of idealism is so characteristic of the Columbans,” Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam said in his address at Belcarra parish in Co...

Navan Civic Reception honours contribution of Columbans

A civic reception was hosted by the Mayor of Navan, Cllr Jim Holloway, along with members of Navan Municipal District and Meath County Council...

Families pay tribute to their Columban heroes

A new plaque commemorating Columban missionary Bishop Patrick Cleary was blessed and unveiled at St Michael’s Parish, Kildysart by Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe...

A Stranger and You Welcomed Me

Fr Mike O’Loughlin pays a personal tribute to the late Fr PJ McGlinchey who died earlier this year. The recent death of PJ McGlinchey brought...

Among the Urban Poor: Columban Youth Update

On Friday 6 July, we went were among the urban poor in Seoul. We visited both a soup kitchen and St Joseph’s clinic to...

The Start of the Adventure: Columban Youth Update

On the morning Tuesday 3 July the Columban Centennial Youth Mission Exposure was declared open in Seoul, South Korea by Fr Joseph Kang. This was...

In the Shadow of the Abbey

Columban Fr Sean McNulty contributes to this documentary on the founder of the Irish National Land League, Michael Davitt. The film also looks at the connection between Davitt and Sun Yat-sen, revered as the founding father of the Republic of China.

Columban Centenary Mass in Belcarra

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam at the Columban Centenary Mass in Belcarra, Co Mayo on 28 October 2018 which was attended by members of Fr John Blowick’s family.  

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