Who are the Columbans?

Columbans are a missionary society of priests who work in cooperation with lay people and Columban Sisters in 16 countries from a standpoint of solidarity with the poor and integrity of creation. Formally founded in 1918, St Columbans Mission Society takes its name from St Columban, Ireland's sixth century missionary to Europe. Read more about us


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Meet our new General Council

As the Missionary Society of St Columban begins its second century, a new General Council has just been elected at the general assembly in Taiwan

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Will the Bishops listen, will anything change?

Criticising bishops is a Catholic sport. It doesn’t require entrance fees or any special equipment. We have been enjoying it for decades.

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Reflection - Needed:…

If I had a wish-list for the church today, it would include a request…  


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In trust

There are times when I find it hard to make sense of life, and I begin…  

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Art Guide - August 2018

The Assumption of the Virgin and the Saints Julian and Miniato (1449-50,…

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