Reflections of a Retiring Formator

Reflections of a Retiring Formator

As he comes to the end of his term overseeing the formation of Columban seminarians, Fr Frank Hoare explains how being in this community with students from Fiji and Kiribati helped his spirituality. It’s the closest I will ever get to feeling like a father! As I...
Tribute to Subanen Crafter Who Died in Childbirth

Tribute to Subanen Crafter Who Died in Childbirth

Fr Vincent Busch pays tribute to Andonie, one of the four original Subanen Crafters in the Philippines, who died recently in childbirth. On 13th February2024, Andonie, one of the four original Subanen Crafters, died in childbirth.  She died in her hut, on a remote...
Risking All for Christ

Risking All for Christ

As the Columban Sisters open their centenary year, Sarah Mac Donald speaks to Congregational Leader Sr Anne Carbon about her life as a missionary and the challenges ahead. “To be a Columban you need to be a risk-taker,” Sr Anne Carbon states matter-of-factly....
Could Climate Change Plunge Europe into an Ice Age?

Could Climate Change Plunge Europe into an Ice Age?

Even though 2023 was the hottest year for 100,000 years, climate change may paradoxically plunge Europe into an Ice Age warns eco theologian and Columban missionary Fr Sean McDonagh. In February 2024 the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reported that...
Warmi Huasi Marks 20 Years of Service to Peru’s Youth

Warmi Huasi Marks 20 Years of Service to Peru’s Youth

Warmi Huasi, the NGO founded by Columban missionaries in Peru, has published its annual report highlighting its work for 2023 and marking 20 years of service to vulnerable Peruvian children and adolescents. This project empowered communities North of Lima in the...