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.

Drought in Ireland

Fr Sean McDonagh highlights how Ireland has experienced a number of extreme weather events in recent months, most recently the ongoing drought. Where are...

Missionaries helped us to be citizens of the world: Mary McAleese

In the first of a series of transcripts, we reproduce former president, Dr Mary McAleese's conversation with Irish Times journalist and author, Joe Humphreys.   Introduction:...

Turas Columbanus route wends its way into Dalgan

An inaugural walk which highlights St Columbanus’s association with Carlow and Wexford begins on Friday 13 July and will continue over the weekend into...

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...

The bitter–sweet taste of chocolate

Like many other people I like chocolate, writes Fr Sean McDonagh SSC. I find it sweet, and the aroma lingers on after you have...

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