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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Philippines' Duterte says bishops should be killed

Catholic bishops in the Philippines have hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte for saying they deserve to be killed, with one bishop branding him a murderous madman.

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Columban Missionaries on the opening of COP 24 Poland

Columbans worldwide see intimately the devastating impacts of climate change on people and the earth and commit to the protection of biodiversity as integral to our missionary vocation of caring for all of God’s creation.

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Reflection - With Mary…

Mary is the epitome of the lowly, the marginalised, for whom “there…  


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Strangers at Christmas

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is…  

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Art Guide - November…

Giving of the Keys to St. Peter, from the Sistine Chapel (fresco, 1481)…

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