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Building work at Manuel Duato special needs school

Columban missionary Fr John Boles has sent some images of the recent building work underway at the Manuel Duato special needs school in Lima. According...

St Columban’s lesson for the Season of Creation

In the third reflection for the Season of Creation, Fr Sean McDonagh speaks about St Columban’s Sermon I when he said, “Understand the creation...

Columban Message for World Day of Prayer for Migrants & Refugees

The General Council of the Missionary Society of St Columban has prepared a message to mark World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees. HONG...

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...

Human Trafficking is a Global Challenge

Ahead of World Day Against Human Trafficking on 30th July, Columban missionary Fr Shay Cullen highlights the corrupt businesspeople, politicians and police that protect...

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Columban missionary Fr Barry Cairns notes that 1st September 2020 has been designated ’World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ and highlights...

Nonviolence for the Earth | Jubilee for the Earth

Columbans have come to believe that violence done to the Earth itself is a part of war, whether through habitat destruction, the extraction of resources for weapons, or the murder of environmental defenders. We see all too frequently how many international and national laws that are designed to protect fragile ecosystems and human rights are […]

Embarking on the Path of Dialogue | Jubilee for the Earth

The call to wonder at the beauty of creation, and in doing so give praise to God, is at the heart of most of the world’s religions and spiritualties. In his encyclical letter on the environment, called Laudato Si’, Pope Francis acknowledges that “the majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers. […]