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.

Turas Columbanus to map new routes in 2019

The Columban Way, known here in Ireland as Turas Columbanus, is going from strength to strength thanks to financial support from the Knights of...

Bishops praise “great worldwide contribution” of Columbans

At the conclusion of their Autumn 2018 General Meeting in Maynooth, the Irish Bishops’ Conference paid tribute to the work of the Columban missionaries. In...

Far East launches Schools Journalism Competition 2019

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Columban Schools Journalism competition, the Far East magazine will once again host the competition in 2019. Students aged...

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...

Mary McAleese talks about the legacy of St Columbanus

Former President of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, discusses the relevance of St Columbanus today and his impact on the Founding Fathers of the European project. The reflection was part of a talk given to the Missionary Society of Columban in Dalgan Park, Navan on 29 June 2018 to mark the Society’s Foundation 100 years ago.

Fr Alo Connaughton recalls his work with the Far East

Former editor discusses the magazine’s contribution to reflecting the changing world and changing perceptions of mission over its 100 years of publication.  

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