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.

“An extraordinary story that evolved over 100 years”

Bishop Michael Smith, the retired bishop of Meath, paid tribute to the “immense giving” of so many Columbans over the Society’s 100 years of...

Columban Missionaries’ statement on COP24 in Poland

Ahead of COP24 in Katowice, Poland, the Columbans have urged governments to take meaningful action that ensures global warming will not exceed 1.5C     General Council Hong...

New Columban Director Announced for Irish Region

On the feast of St Columban, 23rd November, the Missionary Society of St Columban in the Irish Region welcomes the appointment of Fr Raymond...

Advent at Fatima House

Columban lay missionary, Nathalie Marytsch reflects on Advent and suggests that the constant waiting in hope which the asylum seekers at Fatima House in...

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Fr Shay Cullen argues that the greatest violation of human rights in the world today is violence against women and girls. She was only 7...

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...

Celebration Day in Belcarra to Remember Fr John Blowick

Archbishop Michael Neary led the liturgy in the parish of Belcarra on 28 October 2018 at a Mass to honour Fr John Blowick, co-founder of the Missionary Society of St Columban, as well as the many Columban missionaries who hailed from the Archdiocese of Tuam.    

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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